piccata

noun pic·ca·ta \ pə̇ˈkätə , -ätə \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of piccata

plural piccatas
: 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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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


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