Picard

noun
Pi·​card | \ ˈpi-ˌkärd How to pronounce Picard (audio) , -kərd; pi-ˈkärd \
plural Picards

Definition of Picard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a native or inhabitant of Picardy
2 : the French dialect of Picardy

Picard

biographical name
Pi·​card | \ pē-ˈkär How to pronounce Picard (audio) , pi-ˈkärd \

Definition of Picard (Entry 2 of 2)

Jean 1620–1682 French astronomer

Other Words from Picard

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Picard adjective

First Known Use of Picard

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Picard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Picard. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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