Definition of merenda in US English:

merenda

noun

  • In Italian-speaking contexts: a light meal, especially one taken in the afternoon.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From Italian merenda from classical Latin merenda light afternoon meal, such a meal given to labourers as part of their wage, use as noun of feminine singular of merendus, gerundive of merēre to earn, deserve.

Pronunciation

merenda

/məˈrɛndə/