- of or relating to a meal, especially dinner.
Origin of prandial
1810–20; < Latin prandi(um) luncheon, meal + -al1
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Examples from the Web for prandial
Sharks and wolves may no longer be figured as types of prandial haste.
After all, our prandial prejudices are merely the result of custom.
Whenever these prandial consultations were held, Archie paid the bill.The Claverings</p>
Find it again and you revive that other lost art of prandial conversation.The Firing Line
Robert W. Chambers
Dr. The incident is calculated to impair the appetite and cast a gloom around the prandial board.The Silver Shield
- facetious of or relating to a meal
C19: from Latin prandium meal, luncheon
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Word Origin and History for prandial
"pertaining to dinner," 1820, from Latin prandium "late breakfast, luncheon" (see postprandial). OED reports it as "affected or jocose."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Following a meal, especially dinner.
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