- a variety of carnation, tulip, etc., having an outer margin of another color.
Origin of picotee
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Prince Picotee kicked the headless captain about the floor thoughtfully.The Other Side of the Sun
It was agreed that for the present, at any rate, Picotee should remain.
She came then and stood by Picotee, and looked musingly out of the window.
Picotee was heard on the stairs: Ethelberta covered her face.
Picotee came into the room, but Ethelberta took no notice whatever of her.
- a type of carnation having pale petals edged with a darker colour, usually red
- like a picotee; with darker edges
C18: from French picoté marked with points, from picot
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