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Picot \Pi`cot"\, n. [F.] One of many small loops, as of thread, forming an ornamental border, as on a ribbon.


n. An embroidery trim made of a series of small loops.


n. an edging of small loops, as on lace or ribbon


A picot is a loop of thread created for functional or ornamental purposes along the edge of lace, ribbon, crocheted, knitted or tatted material. These loops vary in size, according to their intended function and to their creator's artistic intention.

The word picot is pronounced [pē' kō]. It is a diminutive derived from the French verb piquer, meaning 'to prick'.

Picot (surname)

Picot is a term used in embroidery.

Picot as a surname may refer to:

  • Auguste Marie Henri Picot de Dampierre (1756-1793), a general of the French Revolution
  • Georges Picot (1838–1909), French historian and lawyer
  • François Georges-Picot (1870–1951), son of Georges, French diplomat, co-author of the Sykes-Picot Agreement
  • Olga Georges-Picot (1940-1977), granddaughter of François, French actress
  • François-Édouard Picot (1786–1868), French painter
  • Hajnalka Kiraly Picot (born 1971), French fencer

Usage examples of "picot".

Her white dress was off the peg, and it was made of very fine, very cool cotton, with a picot edge at the hem and just a touch of white embroidery on the bodice.

Police Headquarters, Officer Picot stood guard on the left, and his old friend Latuile on the right.

He had known in his bones that Picot and Bullard were going to be right, the moment he had put his nose in the hall.

Campion, Superintendent Luke, and Detective Sergeant Picot from the Barrow Road station, in whose division they were not operating, were listening to Miss Rich.

Sergeant Picot placed a cup of nice black tea on the desk where Luke sat writing in the office which had once been his own in the Barrow Road station.

She runs errands and does the hems and picot edgings and her life centres round her fiance and his fire engine, a prima donna of a machine now threatened with mechanization.

Monsieur Picot, their Sergeant Major, relates that he attempted during their hours of study to stop their acts of enmity against each other, but the number of kicks which he intercepted under the table caused him to give up his project and spare him self bruises.

She stripped, slipped the white picot dress from the hanger, and shimmied into it.

We had the chief picots for Pan Am and United in the room to help us with that, and by the time things started to get interesting I had them sorted out.