inro

noun
in·​ro | \ ˈin-(ˌ)rō How to pronounce inro (audio) \
plural inro

Definition of inro

: a small compartmented and usually ornamented container hung from an obi to hold small objects (such as medicines)

First Known Use of inro

1617, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inro

Japanese inrō

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“Inro.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inro. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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