One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A trademark for: an aperitif made with wine, brandy, orange peel, quinine, and herbs; a drink of this.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. Either from French picon, or from the name of Gaetan Picon, co-founder of the company Picon et Cie (the drink's French producers), who is believed to have created the drink in 1837.
An icon representing a short sequence of film, used in digital editing or archiving.
1990s; earliest use found in InfoWorld. Blend of picture and icon.
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