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n. pl. inro
A small, usually ornamented box that is hung from the waist sash of a Japanese kimono and has compartments for holding small objects such as cosmetics, perfumes, or medicines.

[Japanese inrō : in, stamp, seal (from Middle Chinese ʔjin`; also the source of Mandarin, yìn) + , bamboo box, envelop (from Middle Chinese ləwŋ´; also the source of Mandarin, lǒng).]


(Historical Terms) Japanese history a small box for carrying objects such as seals and medicines, worn at the waist


(ˈɪn roʊ)

n., pl. -ro.
a small lacquer box with compartments for medicines, cosmetics, etc., worn on the waist sash of the Japanese kimono.
[1610–20; < Japanese inrō < Middle Chinese]
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Thus, out of 58, just 17 were considered valid for inclusion in the final corpus: gung ho (1942), (4) ho-ho (1901), hutung (1922), I Ching (1876), inro (1617), kongsi (1839), kuei (1935), Kuomintang (1912), Kuo-yu (1932), Lohan (1878), qi (1850), Shar-Pei (1976), shih-tzu (1921), Szechuan (1956), wonk (1) (1900), Yin (2) (1846) and Zen (1727).
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