Un"der*meal` (?), n. [AS. under under + ml part or portion; cf. AS. underml midday. See Under, Meal a part, and cf. Undern.]

1.

The inferior, or after, part of the day; the afternoon.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

In undermeals and in mornings. Chaucer.

2.

Hence, something occurring or done in the afternoon; esp., an afternoon meal; supper; also, an afternoon nap; a siesta.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

Another great supper, or undermeal, was made ready for them, coming home from ditching and plowing. Withals (1608).

I think I am furnished with Cattern [Catharine] pears for one undermeal. B. Jonson.

In a narrower limit than the forty years' undermeal of the seven sleepers. Nash.

 

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