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Pekin

1

[ pee-kin ]

noun

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


Pekin

2

[ pee-kin ]

noun

  1. a city in central Illinois.

pekin

3

[ pee-kin ]

noun

, (often initial capital letter)
  1. a silk fabric in which broad stripes of equal width and in various colors or weaves are alternated.

Pekin

/ piːˈkɪn /

noun

  1. a breed of white or cream duck with a bright orange bill


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Pekin1

First recorded in 1880–85; after Peking

Origin of Pekin2

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Pekin1

C18: via French from Peking

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Example Sentences

I had made two friends in Pekin, which is way more than I make in a day working in my home office for 11 hours at a stretch.

A terrible earthquake happened at Pekin, in China, throwing down houses and burying more than 1,000 inhabitants in the ruins.

Thin they wint up to Pekin, set fire to th' town, an' stole ivry thing in sight.

The English ambassador was greeted at the gates of Pekin by volleys of artillery.

Here we had to tranship to the Pekin, to continue by that vessel our voyage eastward.

Alexis had made no secret to the Buriat of their intention of trying to make their way to Pekin.

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