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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old North French
Origin: pouche

pouch

noun
     
pouch [countable]
1DC a small leather, cloth, or plastic bag that you can keep things in, and which is sometimes attached to a belt
pouch of
a leather pouch of tobacco
a money pouch
2 especially American English a large bag for carrying letters or papers:
a mail pouch
3 a pocket in the side of a bag such as a rucksack
pouch
4HBA a pocket of skin on the stomach which marsupials such as kangaroos use for carrying their babies
5HBA a fold of skin like a bag which animals such as hamsters or squirrels have inside each cheek to carry and store food
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