pic·​o·​tee | \ ˌpi-kə-ˈtē How to pronounce picotee (audio) \

Definition of picotee

: a flower (such as some carnations or tulips) having one basic color with a margin of another color

Examples of picotee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bloom season: Large showy white flowers with dark pink picotee edging in spring and summer. Debbie Arrington, sacbee.com, "‘Laura’ keeps her head up in dry garden," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of picotee

1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for picotee

French picoté pointed, from picoter to mark with points, from picot

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“Picotee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picotee. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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