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1. A cardboard box in which something; such as, merchandise, movable property, or mail is packaged.
2. A plastic or cardboard container, or a container made of plastic or waxed cardboard in which food or drink is sold.
3. Etymology: from French carton, "pasteboard"; from Italian cartone, "pasteboard"; from Middle Latin carta, "paper". Originally the material for making paper boxes; extended in 1906 to the boxes themselves.
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carton (KAR t'n) (noun)
A box made of cardboard: When the carton is empty, please place it in the recycling bin.
cartoon (KAR toon) (noun)
An amusing drawing of people or things which are often also intended for satirical or political purposes: That particular political cartoon in the newspaper always makes people laugh or, in some cases, there are those who may be offended.

On the side of the cereal carton was a note encouraging customers to collect the cartoon cards which were inside each box.

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carton nests
Carton nests are created by ants as they transform large cavities in the soil and tree trunks by filling them with carton nests, whose internal structure is partitioned and resembles a sponge; a cardboard-like substance consisting of chewed plant material often mixed with soil, made by certain insects for building nests.

The ant carton consists of particles of wood, dry vegetable material, and soil glued together with sugary secretions collected by the ants from aphids and other homopteran insects (bugs that pierce plant tissues and suck out the sap).

The fungal mycelium (loose network of delicate filaments hyphae or threadlike filaments that form the body of a fungus) grows through the walls of the carton which are strengthened by the symbiotic fungus which reinforces them in the same way that steel mesh or rods reinforce the walls of buildings.

—Compiled excerpts located in the section
"Ant-Fungus Symbioses" from The Ants by Bert Holldobler and Edward O. Wilson;
The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press;
Cambridge, Massachusetts; 1990; page 607.
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