a variety of carnation whose light-colored petals are bordered with another, usually darker, color
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").