: 弁当 【べんとう】
(n.) box lunch.

1.Japanese-style boxed lunchs, served cold. Often consists of rice and various side items arranged in a very visually appealing manner.
2.Train stations usually have a unique version of this, each with its own particular taste, called ekiben (from eki for train station, and ben as a short form of bento).
3.Lovers and devoted wives will make a particularily intricately arranged version of this for their male partner (often to the embarassment of the recipient), called aisobento.

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