designating a dish consisting of a thin, breaded and sautéed slice of veal, chicken, etc. with a sauce of lemon, white wine, and butter: veal piccata, chicken piccata
Sliced, sautéed, and served in a sauce containing lemon, butter, and spices. Used of meat or fish.
Origin of piccataItalian, feminine of piccato, larded, past participle of piccare, to prick (translation of French piqué, past participle of piquer, to prick, lard), from Vulgar Latin *piccare; see pique.
- Sliced, sautÃ©ed and served with lemon, parsley and butter sauce.
From Italian piccata "˜larded', past participle of piccarsi "˜prick oneself'.