Chinese boxes


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Chinese boxes

pl.n.
A set of boxes of graduated size, each fitting inside the next larger one.

Chi′nese box′es


n.pl.
a matched set of boxes that decrease in size so that each box fits inside the next larger one.
[1825–30]
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