Meaning of CARTON in English

CARTON

/ ˈkɑːtn; NAmE ˈkɑːrtn/ noun

1.

a light cardboard or plastic box or pot for holding goods, especially food or liquid; the contents of a carton :

a milk carton / a carton of milk

2.

( NAmE ) a large container in which goods are packed in smaller containers :

a carton of cigarettes

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WORD ORIGIN

early 19th cent.: from French , from Italian cartone , from carta , from Latin carta , charta , from Greek khartēs papyrus leaf.

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