Definition of pictarne in English:

pictarne

(also pic'tarn, pickietar, pictar)

Pronunciation /ˈpɪktɑːn/

noun

dialect Scottish, British
  • = pictarnie .

    "pictarne storm" noun Scottish (north-eastern) a storm occurring around the time when terns are returning from winter abroad.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Sibbald (1641–1722), physician and geographer. Probably from pick- + tern.