any of a number of small, threadlike loops forming an ornamental edging on lace, ribbon, etc.
Origin of picotFrench from OFr, diminutive of pic, a point: see pike
intransitive verb-·coted , -·cot·ing
to edge with such loops
A small embroidered loop used in a series to form an ornamental edging on lace or fabric.
transitive verbpi·coted, pi·cot·ing, pi·cots,
To trim with picots.
Origin of picotFrench from Old French from pic point from piquer to prick ; see pique .