from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A game in which individuals or teams try to locate and bring back miscellaneous items on a list.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A game in which individuals or teams seek to find a number of specific items, or perform tasks, as given in a list.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a game in which individuals or teams are given a list of items and must go out, gather them together without purchasing them, and bring them back; the first person or team to return with the complete list is the winner. The items are sometimes common but often of a humorous sort.
scavenger + hunt (Wiktionary)
When the BSG did that scavenger hunt on Cape Cod, she managed to get in some surfing practice and earned the name Aloha Jedi.