noun, plural ben·tos; Japanese ben·to. Japanese Cookery.
Origin of bento
Examples from the Web for bento
I sat down in the tea-house on the soft mats, and my bento—Japanese lunch—was served to me on a tiny table.Alone with the Hairy Ainu|A. H. Savage Landor
For example, in the ordinary 25-sen bento (lunch) box there are three or four different kinds of pickles.
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
On the railway one is well catered for by the provision of bento (lunch) boxes, sold on the platforms of stations.
All the same, after two days he bids his wife get out his best hakama and haouri, and to make up his bento for a journey.Japanese Fairy Tales|Grace James