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 piccāre ; see pique .
- Sliced, sautÃ©ed and served with lemon, parsley and butter sauce.
From Italian piccata "˜larded', past participle of piccarsi "˜prick oneself'.