a combining form meaning “one trillionth” (10 −12):
denoting 10–12: picofarad, p
word-forming element used in making names for very small unites of measure, 1915 (formally adopted c.1952 as a scientific prefix meaning “one trillionth”), from Spanish pico “a little over, a small balance,” literally “sharp point, beak,” of Celtic origin (cf. Gaulish beccus “beak”).
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- Pico de gallo
noun a relish of finely chopped jicama, jalapenos, cucumbers, radishes, onions, bell pepper, and oranges; also called Salsa Mexicana Word Origin Spanish ‘rooster’s beak’ Usage Note cooking
noun 1. a traffic circle and open square in W London, England: theater and amusement center.
[pik-uh-lil-ee] /ˈpɪk əˌlɪl i/ noun, plural piccalillis. 1. a pungent relish of East Indian origin, made of chopped vegetables, mustard, vinegar, and hot spices. /ˈpɪkəˌlɪlɪ/ noun 1. a pickle of mixed vegetables, esp onions, cauliflower, and cucumber, in a mustard sauce n. “pickle of chopped vegetables,” 1769, piccalillo, perhaps a fanciful elaboration of pickle. Spelling […]
/ˌpɪkəˈdɪlɪ/ noun 1. one of the main streets of London, running from Piccadilly Circus to Hyde Park Corner