Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Sliced, sautéed, and served in a sauce containing lemon, butter, and spices. Used of meat or fish.

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  • adjective Sliced, sautéed and served with lemon, parsley and butter sauce.

Etymologies

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

[Italian, feminine of piccato, larded, past participle of piccare, to prick (translation of French piqué, past participle of piquer, to prick, lard), from Vulgar Latin *piccāre; see pique.]

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From Italian piccata ‘larded’, past participle of piccarsi ‘prick oneself’.

Examples

  • The Pomegranate features Ms. Dixon's take on gourmet fare, with an extensive wine list and delicacies such as prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, grilled rabbit sausage and stuffed chicken piccata.

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  • If you were served pounded pork instead of veal as your veal piccata would you take the same attitude?

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  • Veal piccata, steak pizzaiola and almond biscotti don't sounds like classic diet fare, and replenishing your electrolytes following a hard workout with a peach bellini ain't gonna get you very far, but there's no denying her slim bod.

    Leslie Goldman: Weight Loss, Real Housewives Style

  • Veal piccata, steak pizzaiola and almond biscotti don't sounds like classic diet fare, and replenishing your electrolytes following a hard workout with a peach bellini ain't gonna get you very far, but there's no denying her slim bod.

    Leslie Goldman: Weight Loss, Real Housewives Style

  • Veal piccata, steak pizzaiola and almond biscotti don't sounds like classic diet fare, and replenishing your electrolytes following a hard workout with a peach bellini ain't gonna get you very far, but there's no denying her slim bod.

    Leslie Goldman: Weight Loss, Real Housewives Style

  • Veal piccata, steak pizzaiola and almond biscotti don't sounds like classic diet fare, and replenishing your electrolytes following a hard workout with a peach bellini ain't gonna get you very far, but there's no denying her slim bod.

    Leslie Goldman: Weight Loss, Real Housewives Style

  • Veal piccata, steak pizzaiola and almond biscotti don't sounds like classic diet fare, and replenishing your electrolytes following a hard workout with a peach bellini ain't gonna get you very far, but there's no denying her slim bod.

    Leslie Goldman: Weight Loss, Real Housewives Style

  • • Pound chicken breasts thin enough for chicken piccata, or pieces of veal into cutlets for scaloppine.

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  • When in the mood for down-home diner - Viand Café, the local diner, is a block away as is the venerable St. Ambreous, one of the best old world coffee's and homemade ice creams in town, not to mention its homey food like spaghetti Bolognese and veal piccata.

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  • In the first round, Mr. Carwin pounded Mr. Lesnar into chicken piccata, only to fall prey to Mr. Lesnar in the second round, surrendering after getting locked in a painful arm triangle.

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