Origin of picoteeFrench picoté, past participle of picoter, to mark with dots or pricks from picot: see picot
- A flower, especially a carnation, having petals edged by a contrasting color.
- A contrasting edge on the petals of a flower.
Origin of picoteeFrench picoté marked with points past participle of picoter to mark with points from picot point, picot ; see picot .
- A variety of decorative carnation.
French picotÃ© (“marked with points").