pic·​o·​tee ˌpi-kə-ˈtē How to pronounce picotee (audio)
: 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, 23 June 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1727, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of picotee was in 1727

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“Picotee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picotee. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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