from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A container designed for storing cigars or other tobacco products at a constant level of humidity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A container designed to keep its contents at a constant humidity; especially such a box for storing cigars

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A box, often ornamental, in which cigars are kept moist or prevented from becoming too dry.


From humid (on the model of cuspidor).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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