Definition of picotee in English:


Line breaks: pi|cotee
Pronunciation: /ˌpɪkəˈtiː


  • A type of carnation of which the flowers have a light ground and dark-edged petals.
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    • Tuberous Begonias provide a spectacular display from June through October and are available in shades of white, pink, red, yellow, orange, and salmon as well as bi-colors and picotee, flowers with darker edging around all the petals.
    • In between there are varieties ranging from picotee (with petals edged in white), double-flowered, non-stop blooming, and the pendant type, so popular in hanging baskets.
    • Begonias with petals that are edged in lighter or darker colors are called picotee.


early 18th century: from French picoté(e) 'marked with points', past participle of picoter 'to prick'.

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