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Mar 9, 1999
This week's theme
Pi words to mark Pi Day

This week's words
piacular
picante
pizzicato
piddle
pianissimo
pissoir
pilose

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picante

(pi-KAN-tay) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

adjective: Prepared in such a way as to be spicy; having a sauce typically containing tomatoes, onions, peppers, vinegar, and other condiments.

[Spanish, present participle of picar, to bite, prick.]

"This picante black bean pizza dip can be prepared in advance, then popped into the oven before kickoff and positioned within easy reach of the spectators."
Super Bowl Menu Takes a Hot Dip; St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Jan 25, 1993.

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