bento box

ben·​to box | \ ˈben-tō- \

Definition of bento box

: a multicompartment box used for containing the different courses of a usually Japanese lunch

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First Known Use of bento box

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bento box

Japanese bentō box lunch

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“Bento box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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