[ pi-kahn-tey; Spanish pee-kahn-te ]
/ pɪˈkɑn teɪ; Spanish piˈkɑn tɛ /
Spanish and Latin-American Cookery.


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

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