group of islands in Taiwan Strait; a dependency of Taiwan: 49 sq mi (127 sq km)
See Pescadores in American Heritage Dictionary 4
(pĕsˌkə-dôrˈēz, -ĭs, -dōrˈ-) In Pinyin Peng·hu(pŭngˈho͞oˈ)
An island group in Taiwan Strait between the western coast of Taiwan and southwest China. The name, meaning “fishermen's islands,” was given to the group by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Ceded to Japan in 1895 and returned to China after World War II, the islands have been administered by Taiwan since 1949.