[ pi-kah-tuh; Italian peek-kah-tah ]
/ pɪˈkɑ tə; Italian pikˈkɑ tɑ /

adjective Italian Cookery.

cooked, served, or sauced with lemon and parsley: veal piccata.

Origin of piccata

< Italian: a slice of veal cooked in this manner < French piqué, past participle of piquer to lard (meat), attach (ingredients) by pricking or puncturing, literally, to prick; see pique1, -ate1
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