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piccata

[ pi-kah-tuh; Italian peek-kah-tah ]
/ pɪˈkɑ tə; Italian pikˈkɑ tɑ /
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adjective Italian Cooking.
cooked, served, or sauced with lemon and parsley: veal piccata.
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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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