picotee

[ pik-uh-tee ]
/ ˌpɪk əˈti /
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noun

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

Nearby words

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  2. picornavirus,
  3. picosecond,
  4. picot,
  5. picot stitch,
  6. picowave,
  7. picquet,
  8. picramic acid,
  9. picrate,
  10. picric

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

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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