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picotee

[pik-uh-tee] /ˌpɪk əˈti/
noun
1.
a variety of carnation, tulip, etc., having an outer margin of another color.
Origin of picotee
1720-1730
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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  • picotee was by this time beginning to yawn, and Ethelberta did not feel nearly so wakeful as she had felt half-an-hour earlier.

    The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy
  • picotee was heard on the stairs: Ethelberta covered her face.

    The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy
  • Wishing much to get rid of Menlove, yet fearing to offend her, picotee followed upstairs.

    The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy
  • picotee came into the room, but Ethelberta took no notice whatever of her.

    The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy
  • picotee had quickly looked down again, and she murmured, ‘Yes.’

    The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy
  • But a slight gasp came from behind the door where picotee had been sitting.

    The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy
  • She came then and stood by picotee, and looked musingly out of the window.

    The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy
  • And picotee returns to the same occupation, which she ought never to have forsaken.

    The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy
  • Ethelberta and picotee were at this time standing on the beach a hundred and fifty yards off.

    The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy
  • Seeds saved from one plant, may produce both Carnations and picotee, or even from the same seed-pod.

    Talks about Flowers. M. D. Wellcome
British Dictionary definitions for picotee

picotee

/ˌpɪkəˈtiː/
noun
1.
a type of carnation having pale petals edged with a darker colour, usually red
adjective
2.
like a picotee; with darker edges
Word Origin
C18: from French picoté marked with points, from picot
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