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

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

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  • adj. 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 piccarsi, to prick oneself, translation of French piqué, past participle of piquer, to prick, lard; see pique.

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

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