Inro meaning

ĭn'rō
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.
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A small decorative box, hung from the sash of a kimono, for holding small objects.
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Origin of inro

  • 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)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Japanese å°ç± (inrō).
    From Wiktionary