bento box


ben·​to box
: a multicompartment box used for containing the different courses of a usually Japanese lunch

Word History


Japanese bentō box lunch

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bento box was in 1895

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“Bento box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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