picante

[ pi-kahn-tey; Spanish pee-kahn-te ]
/ pɪˈkɑn teɪ; Spanish piˈkɑn tɛ /
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adjective

prepared so as to be very hot and spicy, especially with a hot and spicy sauce.

noun, plural pi·can·tes [pi-kahn-teyz; Spanish pee-kahn-tes] /pɪˈkɑn teɪz; Spanish piˈkɑn tɛs/.

any food that is very hot and spicy, especially a hot sauce.

Nearby words

  1. pica,
  2. picabia,
  3. picadillo,
  4. picador,
  5. picaninny,
  6. picara,
  7. picard,
  8. picard, jean,
  9. picardy,
  10. picardy third

Origin of picante

< Spanish: spicy, hot, past participle of picar to prick, bite; see pique1, piquant

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