[ pik-uh-tee ]
/ ˌpɪk əˈti /


a variety of carnation, tulip, etc., having an outer margin of another color.

Origin of picotee

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


/ (ˌpɪkəˈtiː) /


a type of carnation having pale petals edged with a darker colour, usually red


like a picotee; with darker edges

Word Origin for picotee

C18: from French picoté marked with points, from picot
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