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

[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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(Cookery) (of meat or fish) sautéed and served in a sauce containing lemon, butter, parsley, and spices
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