from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Picard, Jean 1620-1682. French cleric and astronomer who made an accurate measurement of a degree of meridian and subsequently calculated the circumference of the earth (1668-1670).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, from, or relating to, Picardy
  • n. Someone from Picardy
  • n. A member of an Adamite sect of the sixteenth century and earlier, in the Flemish Netherlands and in Bohemia.
  • proper n. A Romance language closely related to French
  • proper n. A surname.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a sect of Adamites in the fifteenth century; -- so called from one Picard of Flanders. See adamite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Eccles., one of a sect in Bohemia about the beginning of the fifteenth century, suppressed by Ziska in 1421.
  • n. A shoe worn by men, introduced into England as the fashion of the French about 1720. It was high-quartered, and not unlike the modern brogan.


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