Pouch (?), n. [F. poche a pocket, pouch, bag; probably of Teutonic origin. See Poke a bag, and cf. Poach to cook eggs, to plunder.]

1.

A small bag; usually, a leathern bag; as, a pouch for money; a shot pouch; a mail pouch, etc.

2.

That which is shaped like, or used as, a pouch

; as: (a)

A protuberant belly; a paunch; -- so called in ridicule

. (b) Zool.

A sac or bag for carrying food or young; as, the cheek pouches of certain rodents, and the pouch of marsupials

. (c) Med.

A cyst or sac containing fluid

. S. Sharp. (d) Bot.

A silicle, or short pod, as of the shepherd's purse

. (e)

A bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain, etc., from shifting.

Pouch mouth, a mouth with blubbered or swollen lips.

 

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Pouch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pouched (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pouching.]

1.

To put or take into a pouch.

2.

To swallow; -- said of fowls.

Derham.

3.

To pout.

[Obs.]

Ainsworth.

4.

To pocket; to put up with.

[R.]

Sir W. Scott.

 

© Webster 1913.

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