noun Etymology: French picoté pointed, from picoter to mark with points, from picot Date: 1727 a flower (as some carnations or tulips) having one basic color with a margin of another color

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  • Picotee — is a variety of flower whose edge is a different colour than the flower s base colour. [ [http://www.daylilies.org/ahs dictionary/picotee.html Daily Dictionary entry for picotee (URL accessed June 16, 2006)] ] The word originates from the French… …   Wikipedia

  • Picotee — Pic o*tee , Picotine Pic o*tine , n. [F. picot[ e] dotted, picked.] (Bot.) A variety of carnation having petals of a light color variously dotted and spotted at the edges. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • picotee — [pik΄ə tē′, pik′ə tē΄] n. [Fr picoté, pp. of picoter, to mark with dots or pricks < picot: see PICOT] a variety of carnation whose light colored petals are bordered with another, usually darker, color …   English World dictionary

  • picotee — /pik euh tee /, n. a variety of carnation, tulip, etc., having an outer margin of another color. [1720 30; < F picoté marked, pricked, ptp. of picoter to mark with tiny points, deriv. of picot PICOT; see EE] * * * …   Universalium

  • picotee — noun A variety of decorative carnation …   Wiktionary

  • picotee — n. variety of carnations and tulips that have petals with an outer margin of a different darker color …   English contemporary dictionary

  • picotee — [ˌpɪkə ti:] noun a type of carnation of which the flowers have a light ground and dark edged petals. Origin C18: from Fr. picoté(e) marked with points , past participle of picoter to prick …   English new terms dictionary

  • picotee — pic·o·tee …   English syllables

  • picotee — /pɪkəˈti/ (say pikuh tee) noun a variety of carnation whose petals have an outer margin of another colour, usually red. {French picoté, past participle of picoter mark with pricks or spots. See picot} …   Australian English dictionary

  • picotee — n. a type of carnation of which the flowers have a light ground and dark edged petals. Etymology: F picoteacute eacutee past part. of picoter prick (as PICOT) …   Useful english dictionary

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