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pekoe

[ pee-koh ]
/ ˈpi koʊ /
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noun
a superior kind of black tea from Sri Lanka, India, and Java, made from leaves coarser than those used for orange pekoe.
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Origin of pekoe

1705–15; <dialectal Chinese (Xiamen) pek-ho, akin to Chinese báu white + hòu empress
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British Dictionary definitions for pekoe

pekoe
/ (ˈpiːkəʊ) /

noun
a high-quality tea made from the downy tips of the young buds of the tea plant

Word Origin for pekoe

C18: from Chinese (Amoy) peh ho, from peh white + ho down
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