picot

[ pee-koh ]
/ ˈpi koʊ /

noun

one of a number of ornamental loops in embroidery, or along the edge of lace, ribbon, etc.

Origin of picot

1880–85; < French: a purl, literally, a splinter, diminutive of pic prick < Germanic; see pic2, pike2
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picot

/ (ˈpiːkəʊ) /

noun

any of a pattern of small loops, as on lace

Word Origin for picot

C19: from French: small point, from pic point
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