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pekin

[ pee-kin ]
/ ˈpiˈkɪn /
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noun (often initial capital letter)
a silk fabric in which broad stripes of equal width and in various colors or weaves are alternated.
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Origin of pekin

First recorded in 1775–85; from French pékin; after Peking

Other definitions for pekin (2 of 3)

Pekin1
[ pee-kin ]
/ ˈpiˈkɪn /

noun
one of a hardy breed of yellowish-white domestic ducks, raised originally in China.

Origin of Pekin

1
First recorded in 1880–85; after Peking

Other definitions for pekin (3 of 3)

Pekin2
[ pee-kin ]
/ ˈpi kɪn /

noun
a city in central Illinois.
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British Dictionary definitions for pekin

Pekin
/ (piːˈkɪn) /

noun
a breed of white or cream duck with a bright orange bill

Word Origin for Pekin

C18: via French from Peking
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