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a combining form meaning “one trillionth” (10−12): picogram.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Origin of pico-
<Spanish pico peak, beak, bit. See pic2
Words nearby pico-
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How to use pico- in a sentence
Place meat on tortillas and add lettuce, chipotle sauce, pico de gallo and sour cream.
For pico de gallo mix all ingredients and set aside for 20 mins.
I really ought to have been attending to very much more serious matters, but I never can resist Pico.'The Making of a Saint|William Somerset Maugham
The title given to nine hundred propositions, put forth at Rome by Pico della Mirandola, then aged twenty-three, in 1486.The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal|Blaise Pascal
Thus it may be traced, in company with other heaths, to the summit of the Pico Ruivo.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I|Karl Ritter von Scherzer
For the Hollanders brought in their shipping this yeare 4000 pico.Diary of Richard Cocks, Volume II|Richard Cocks
A visit from the young Pico della Mirandola cheered his last hours.The Story of Florence|Edmund G. Gardner
British Dictionary definitions for pico-
denoting 10 –12picofarad Symbol: p
Word Origin for pico-
from Spanish pico small quantity, odd number, peak
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