inro

noun

in·​ro ˈin-(ˌ)rō How to pronounce inro (audio)
plural inro
: a small compartmented and usually ornamented container hung from an obi to hold small objects (such as medicines)

Word History

Etymology

Japanese inrō

First Known Use

1617, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inro was in 1617

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“Inro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inro. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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