picot

noun
pi·​cot | \ ˈpē-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce picot (audio) , pē-ˈkō How to pronounce picot (audio) \

Definition of picot

: one of a series of small ornamental loops forming an edging on ribbon or lace

First Known Use of picot

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for picot

French, literally, small point, from Middle French, from pic prick, from piquer to prick — more at pike

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The first known use of picot was in 1865

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“Picot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picot. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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