Adjective "bento" definition and examples

(Bento may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbɛntəʊ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A lacquered or decorated wooden Japanese lunch box.
  1. '‘Oh, sure, I'd like that,’ I said as I reached for my bento box.'
  2. 'Minoru nodded and took out his bento box, which was filled with rice and a lot of different kinds of veggies and sashimi.'
  3. 'Try simple but sturdy wood or craft-paper boxes, picnic baskets, bamboo steamers, lunch boxes, Japanese bento boxes, or even plastic wastepaper baskets.'
  4. 'Jahn glanced at his chopsticks, bento lunch, and then gave him an exasperated look.'
  5. 'Of course there is more to a bento than the rice, and the accompaniments (called o-kazu in Japanese) are many and various.'
  6. 'The next step is likely to be Japanese-style foods, such as bento boxed rice lunches.'

More definitions

1. a meal, usually served in a lacquered or elaborately decorated box that is divided into sections for holding individual portions of food.

More examples(as adjective)

"meals can be bento."

"boxes can be bento."

Origin

Japanese.