[ in-roh ]
/ ˈɪn roʊ /
noun, plural in·ro.
a small lacquer box with compartments for medicines, cosmetics, etc., worn on the waist sash of the traditional Japanese costume.
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Origin of inro
1610–20; <Japanese inrō<Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese yìn signature seal, chop + lǒng round lidded container; the inro was originally used to carry one's chop
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Example sentences from the Web for inro
Look at this little netsuke, or inro, or sword-guard, and follow the workman as you admire each detail of the execution.An Artist's Letters From Japan|John La Farge
An inro, or pill-box, might require several years for perfection, though small enough to go into a fob.The Empire of the East|H. B. Montgomery