bento box

World English Dictionary
bento or bento box (ˈbɛntəʊ)
n , 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
[Japanese bentō box lunch]
bento box or bento box
[Japanese bentō box lunch]

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Main Entry:  bento box
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a partitioned lacquered or decorated box made of wood or other material in which a meal consisting of various types of Asian food (bento) is served; also called obento
Etymology:  late 20th c; Jap
Usage:  cooking's 21st Century Lexicon
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