Pronunciation: (pik'ing), [key]
1. the act of a person or thing that picks.
2. something that is or may be picked or picked up.
3. the amount picked.
a. scraps or gleanings: the pickings of a feast.
b. profits or gains; spoils.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.