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picotee

[ pik-uh-tee ]
/ ˌpɪk əˈti /
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noun
a variety of carnation, tulip, etc., having an outer margin of another color.
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Origin of picotee

1720–30; <French picoté marked, pricked, past participle of picoter to mark with tiny points, derivative of picotpicot; see -ee
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British Dictionary definitions for picotee

picotee
/ (ˌpɪkəˈtiː) /

noun
a type of carnation having pale petals edged with a darker colour, usually red
adjective
like a picotee; with darker edges

Word Origin for picotee

C18: from French picoté marked with points, from picot
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