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
, -·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.