[pi-kahn-tey; Spanish pee-kahn-te] 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] .
any food that is very hot and spicy, especially a hot sauce.

< Spanish: spicy, hot, past participle of picar to prick, bite; see pique, piquant

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Think of someone who's bitter, or sour or maybe even a little picante.
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