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picot

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Pronunciation: /ˈpiːkəʊ
 
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Definition of picot in English:

noun

[often as modifier]
A small loop or series of small loops of twisted thread in lace or embroidery, typically decorating the border of a fabric: a cardigan with picot edging around the neck
More example sentences
  • ‘For women's styles, we are seeing more feminine details, including lace and picot trims,’ he says.
  • Pin elastic to upper edge of bra right side with plush side facing up and picot edge pointing inward.
  • So, on Sunday night, I darned in all the ends, did the picot - edged for the bands and did the i-cord button loops.

Origin

early 17th century: from French, literally 'small peak or point', diminutive of pic.

Words that rhyme with picot

Biko, Gromyko, pekoe, Puerto Rico, Tampico

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