Bento



a meal, usually served in a lacquered or elaborately decorated box that is divided into sections for holding individual portions of food.
Historical Examples

The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
Japanese Fairy Tales Grace James
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume 29 of 55 Various
The Honorable Percival Alice Hegan Rice
The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
Alone with the Hairy Ainu A. H. Savage Landor

noun (pl) -tos
a thin box, made of plastic or lacquered wood, divided into compartments which contain small separate dishes comprising a Japanese meal, esp lunch

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