Definition of picante in English:

picante

adjective

  • (of food) spicy.

    • ‘I put butter buds or picante sauce on it to cut out fats.’
    • ‘Chorizo picante - the warmly spiced Spanish sausage best cooked slowly in tomato-based stews - is what you want here.’
    • ‘Try flavors beyond the traditional relishes, ketchup and mustards, like curry or picante sauce.’
    • ‘The picante sauce has kick and mixes well with the enchilada.’
    • ‘Important commercial sauces based on chilli include salsa picante, ubiquitous in Mexico.’
    piquant, tangy, peppery, hot, picante
    View synonyms

Origin

Spanish, literally pricking, biting.

Pronunciation:

picante

/pɪˈkanteɪ/