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Meaning of picnic

pic•nic

Pronunciation: (pik'nik), [key]
— n., v., -nicked, -nick•ing.
—n.
  1. an excursion or outing in which the participants carry food with them and share a meal in the open air.
  2. the food eaten on such an excursion.
  3. Also calleda section of pork shoulder, usually boned, smoked, and weighing 4–6 pounds. Cf.(def. 2).
  4. an enjoyable experience or time, easy task, etc.: Being laid up in a hospital is no picnic.
—v.i.
  1. to go on or take part in a picnic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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