—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 called pic'nic ham', pic'nic shoul'der. a section of pork shoulder, usually boned, smoked, and weighing 4–6 pounds. Cf. daisy (def. 2).
4. Informal.an enjoyable experience or time, easy task, etc.: Being laid up in a hospital is no picnic.