piccata

noun
pic·ca·ta | \pə̇ˈkätə, -ätə\
plural piccatas

Definition of piccata 

: thin slices of meat (such as veal) that are dredged in flour, sautéed, and served in a lemon and butter sauce

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The menu features chicken piccata, vegetables, breads, coffee, tea, soft drinks and a dessert buffet. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 1 May 2018 The menu features chicken piccata, vegetables, breads, coffee, tea, soft drinks and a dessert buffet. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 1 May 2018 The menu features chicken piccata, vegetables, breads, coffee, tea, soft drinks and a dessert buffet. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 1 May 2018 The menu features chicken piccata, vegetables, breads, coffee, tea, soft drinks and a dessert buffet. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 1 May 2018 The menu features chicken piccata, vegetables, breads, coffee, tea, soft drinks and a dessert buffet. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 1 May 2018 The menu features chicken piccata, vegetables, breads, coffee, tea, soft drinks and a dessert buffet. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 1 May 2018 The menu features chicken piccata, vegetables, breads, coffee, tea, soft drinks and a dessert buffet. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 1 May 2018 The menu features chicken piccata, vegetables, breads, coffee, tea, soft drinks and a dessert buffet. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of piccata

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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