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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fund-raising event in which donated box lunches are auctioned off.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fundraising event in which boxes are decorated and filled with meals for two (traditionally by women) and others (traditionally men) bid on them, anticipating a meal with the preparer.
  • n. A Victorian social event for young people.

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