Pronunciation: (ben'tō; Japn. ben'tô), [key]
—pl. -tos; Japn. -to. Japanese Cookery.
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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