from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A carnation having pale petals bordered by a darker color.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A variety of decorative carnation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A variety of carnation having petals of a light color variously dotted and spotted at the edges.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a group of florists' varieties of the carnation, having petals with a white or yellow ground, marked at the outer margin only with red or other color.
I refer to them more often as “That great peachy one Jeri gave me” or “The deep red fellow with the gold picotee edge.”
First she would put a leaf inside with a big violet lying on it, then she would put a very small white picotee, perhaps, on each side of the violet, and then she would sprinkle some lavender on the top, but not to cover their heads.
Heddewigii; imperialis; laciniatus, Salmon Queen; plumarius; superbus, dwarf fl. pl.; picotee.
Among those who remained faithful were Lord LAMBOURNE (in the Peers 'Gallery), who had for this occasion substituted a posy of primroses for his usual picotee, and, quaintly enough, Mr. HOGGE, who had not hitherto been suspected of Disraelian sympathies.