noun pic·ca·ta \pə̇ˈkätə, -ätə\

Definition of piccata



  1. :  thin slices of meat (such as veal) sautéed and served in a lemon and butter sauce

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Origin and Etymology of piccata

Italian, slice of sautéed veal flavored with lemon and parsley, from piccata, feminine of piccato, past participle of piccare to lard (meat), probably from French piquer, literally, to prick — more at pike

First Known Use: 1963

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