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[pi-kahn-tey; Spanish pee-kahn-te] /pɪˈkɑn teɪ; Spanish piˈkɑn tɛ/ Spanish and Latin-American Cookery.
prepared so as to be very hot and spicy, especially with a hot and spicy sauce.
noun, plural picantes [pi-kahn-teyz; Spanish pee-kahn-tes] /pɪˈkɑn teɪz; Spanish piˈkɑn tɛs/ (Show IPA)
any food that is very hot and spicy, especially a hot sauce.
Origin of picante
< Spanish: spicy, hot, past participle of picar to prick, bite; see pique, piquant Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Think of someone who's bitter, or sour or maybe even a little picante.
  • Pour picante sauce over fish and simmer for five minutes.
  • Serve as an accompaniment to a main dish, and may be topped with grated cheese or picante sauce.

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