Picnic vs Barbecue - What's the difference?
As a noun barbecue is
a fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.
As a verb barbecue is
to cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.
A meal eaten outdoors or in another informal setting.
An easy or pleasant task.
- We went out for a picnic in the forest.
(obsolete) An entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table.
- We remind the guests that dealing with this problem is no picnic , and to be patient.
* picnic basket
* picnic box
* picnic sheet
* picnic table
To eat a picnic.
* BBQ (informal abbreviation)
* bar-be-que, bar-b-que (informal forms based on the abbreviation)
* (meat) 'cue, 'que, que (informal shortenings)
A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.
A meal or event highlighted by food cooked in such an apparatus.
- We cooked our food on the barbecue .
Meat, especially pork or beef, which has been cooked in such an apparatus (i.e. smoked over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels) and then chopped up or shredded.
- We're having a barbecue on Saturday, and you're invited.
(dated) A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.
A floor on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
* 2000 , Andrew Gerald Gravette, Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean , page 227:
- She ordered a plate of barbecue with a side of slaw.
- Drying the coffee beans took place in a barbecue , basically a large, flat platform, where the pulped coffee beans could be laid out and turned as they dried. Barbecues were often walled around and raised above ground level.
* (grill) braai (South African English), buccan, compare grill
* (event) braai (South African English), cookout
* barbecue sauce
To cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.