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Peking duck

noun Chinese Cookery.
  1. a roasted duck prized for its crisp skin, prepared by forcing air between skin and meat, brushing with sugar water, and hanging up to dry before final cooking.
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Origin of Peking duck

First recorded in 1875–80
Also called Beijing duck.
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