bento box

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bento%20box. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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