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[ pi-kahn-tey; Spanish pee-kahn-te ]
/ pɪˈkɑn teɪ; Spanish piˈkɑn tɛ /
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.
Origin of picante
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Examples from the Web for picante
When simply boiled in water it is insipid, but is very savory when cooked as a picante.
Another dish not less indispensable to a Lima dinner than puchero, is picante.