[pi-kahn-tey; Spanish pee-kahn-te]Spanish and Latin-American Cookery.
- prepared so as to be very hot and spicy, especially with a hot and spicy sauce.
- 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
Another dish not less indispensable to a Lima dinner than puchero, is picante.
When simply boiled in water it is insipid, but is very savory when cooked as a picante.