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[foo r-oh; Japanese foo-raw]
noun, plural fu·ros, Japanese fu·ro.
  1. a short, deep Japanese bathtub, often with a seat, in which a person sits upright while soaking in hot water.
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Origin of furo

< Japanese, earlier *fū-ro < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese fēnglú a kind of stove
Also called ofuro.
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Historical Examples of furo

  • The eastern branch, called the Furo, is the one used by boats, as the main channel is obstructed by rapids.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3