Synonymous with ‘Alms-round’ and can be used in conjunction with it.
Pindacāra, the practice of collecting alms-food, is observed by Theravada Buddhist monks who have gone forth from ‘home-life’ to ‘homelessness’. A Buddhist monk is known in Pāli Language as a ‘bhikkhu’ - meaning ‘one who lives on alms’.
“The performance of good actions gives rise to merit (punna), a quality which purifies and cleanses the mind.”
“What Buddhists Believe” by Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda