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picnic

noun [C]  /ˈpɪk·nɪk/ us  
a meal you take to a place outside to be eaten there in an informal way, or an occasion on which such a meal is eaten: a church picnic infml A picnic is also any pleasant activity: Did you think law school would be a picnic? Filing tax returns is no picnic.
picnic
verb [I]  /ˈpɪk·nɪk/ ( present participle picnicking, past tense and past participle picnicked) us  
We can picnic in the park.
Translations of “picnic”
in Korean 소풍…
in Arabic نُزْهة…
in French pique-nique…
in Turkish piknik…
in Italian picnic…
in Chinese (Traditional) 野餐, 供野餐吃的食物…
in Russian пикник…
in Polish piknik…
in Spanish picnic, jira campestre, merienda campestre…
in Portuguese piquenique…
in German das Picknick, Picknick-……
in Catalan pícnic…
in Japanese ピクニック, 遠足…
in Chinese (Simplified) 野餐, 供野餐吃的食品…
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