- a region in N France: formerly a province.
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I remember such a one in Picardy, with a name as long as a Gascon's pedigree.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
The history of her first settlement at Liesse, in Picardy, is thus related.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
He was the son of poor parents in Picardy, and when a boy was employed to tend sheep.Self-Help
It was my note of hand to Chatellerault for my Picardy estates.Bardelys the Magnificent
He must be got away from Bellecour; indeed, he must be got out of Picardy at once, Monsieur.The Trampling of the Lilies
- a region of N France: mostly low-lying; scene of heavy fighting in World War IFrench name: Picardie (pikardi)
from Old French pic (Modern French pique) "pike" (see pike (n.2)); the characteristic weapon of the people who lived in this part of northern France in ancient times.