Menu items are individual menu entries. Each menu item has a name – which is the short, usually single word, description of the item – and a description, which is a longer description of the menu item. Depending on the format of the menu, the description may or many not be visible. Each menu item also holds a set of options about the visibility and selectability of the item.
A menu is a collection of menu items along with options on how it operates and is presented.