picnic


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Picnic \Pic"nic\, n. [Cf. F. piquenique. See Pick, v., and cf.
   Knickknack.]
   Formerly, an entertainment at which each person contributed
   some dish to a common table; now, an excursion or pleasure
   party in which the members partake of a collation or repast
   (usually in the open air, and from food carried by
   themselves).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Picnic \Pic"nic\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Picnicked; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Picnicking.]
   To go on a picnic, or pleasure excursion; to eat in public
   fashion.
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