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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: Italian cartone; CARTOON

carton

noun
     
carton
Related topics: Daily Life
car‧ton [countable]
1D a small box made of cardboard or plastic that contains food or a drink
carton of
a carton of fruit juice
a milk carton
2 especially American EnglishD a large container with smaller containers of goods inside it
carton of
a carton of cigarettes

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