a meal, usually served in a lacquered or elaborately decorated box that is divided into sections for holding individual portions of food.
- Also called obento.
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How to use bento in a sentence
I have seen my fair share of bento boxes scrolling through social media, but I always found them slightly absurd.Bentgo’s Lunch Boxes Are Functional, Fancy, and Feasible Enough to Bring to the Office | Layne Van Vranken | August 27, 2021 | The Daily Beast
These bento box-style containers keep your pre-prepared meals ready to eat all day.
From new heated lunch boxes to the convenient bento boxes you can toss down a flight of stairs without spilling a drop of soup, there are dozens of great ways to pack your food quickly and safely.
When packed right, a bento box looks like a delicious work of art.
Larger bento boxes exist, so don’t assume you need to go small.
News bento: An aesthetically pleasing news aggregator that can hold as much news as you want to collect in it.Must-Have Apps: What To Download On Your New Device | Nina Strochlic | December 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Before we get to the tips, one little bento box of warning: Tokyo is expensive.
About this time several windows in the car went up, and many voices took up the cry of "bento."The Honorable Percival | Alice Hegan Rice
After a stormy passage of six months, the Sam bento cast anchor in the bay of Goa.
While Father bento de Matos was in that island, two remarkable things occurred to him.
On the railway one is well catered for by the provision of bento (lunch) boxes, sold on the platforms of stations.The Foundations of Japan | J.W. Robertson Scott
For example, in the ordinary 25-sen bento (lunch) box there are three or four different kinds of pickles.The Foundations of Japan | J.W. Robertson Scott
British Dictionary definitions for bento
a thin box, made of plastic or lacquered wood, divided into compartments which contain small separate dishes comprising a Japanese meal, esp lunch
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