oryoki

Main Entry:  oryoki
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a formal method of Japanese eating in which the sequence of the items used, food eaten, and actions performed are carefully done by ritual; also, the set of bowls, utensils, and napkin wrapping used in this form of Japanese eating
Example:  Silence is maintained during oryoki except for the chanting of certain meal sutras.
Etymology:  oo 'response to the offering of food' + ryoo 'amount received' + ki 'bowl'
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