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n. pl. o·ben·tos
See bento.

[o-, politeness pref. (from variant of earlier on-, honorific prefix, from contraction of Old Japanese ohomi- : oho-, big + mi-, honorific prefix) + bentō, bento; see bento.]
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(Cookery) another name for bento
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