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Definition of "picante" [picante]

  • Prepared in such a way as to be spicy. (adjective)
  • Having a sauce typically containing tomatoes, onions, peppers, and vinegar. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "picante" in a sentence
  • "Sure, the socratic method could lead to musings about how the photography shows a nugget being dipped into salsa picante, which is a Mexican food."
  • "By the way, my husband's theory is that Mexicans put chile on everything because their tastebuds are ruined from so many years of such "picante" food that nothing tastes like anything to them without chile."
  • "Fortunately their cuisine and Tequila compensate for this if you can convince them to hold the "picante"."