- a silk fabric in which broad stripes of equal width and in various colors or weaves are alternated.
Origin of pekin
- one of a hardy breed of yellowish-white domestic ducks, raised originally in China.
Origin of Pekin1
- a city in central Illinois.
Examples from the Web for pekin
Historical Examples of pekin
It was not until they reached Taiyuen that they struck the road that led to Pekin or Tientsin.General Gordon
I take tea in Pekin with a spoon from Australia and a saucer from Dresden.The Voice of the Machines
Gerald Stanley Lee
Another minute, and the Union Jack was floating over the walls of Pekin.Crown and Anchor
John Conroy Hutcheson
They were invited to go with the party to Pekin in the Blanchita, and accepted.
"Pekin is not on navigable water, and we cannot go there in the ship," said he.
- a breed of white or cream duck with a bright orange bill