piccata

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

piccata (not comparable)

  1. Sliced, sautéed and served with lemon, parsley and butter sauce.
    • 1999: Rattle-snake piccata with grapes and figs, old Brown Betty with a yellow wig — Tom Waits, ‘Filipino Box Spring Hog’

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

piccata f (plural piccate)

  1. prick (act of pricking)
  2. a dish of escalope of veal fried in butter with parsley and lemon