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[pik-er-dee] /ˈpɪk ər di/

a region in N France: formerly a province.
a region of N France: mostly low-lying; scene of heavy fighting in World War I French name Picardie (pikardi)

from Old French pic (Modern French pique) “pike” (see pike (n.2)); the characteristic weapon of the people who lived in this part of northern France in ancient times.


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