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perique

[ puh-reek ]
/ pəˈrik /
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noun
a strong, rich-flavored tobacco produced in Louisiana, usually blended with other tobaccos.
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Origin of perique

1880–85, Americanism; allegedly after Périque, nickname of Pierre Chenet, Louisiana grower who first developed it
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British Dictionary definitions for perique

perique
/ (pəˈriːk) /

noun
a strong highly-flavoured tobacco cured in its own juices and grown in Louisiana

Word Origin for perique

C19: apparently from Périque, nickname of Pierre Chenet, American tobacco planter who first grew it in Louisiana
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