Orange Pekoe Definition

noun
A grade of black tea consisting of the long thin leaves near the end of the shoot, sometimes including the bud.
American Heritage
A black tea of Sri Lanka and India.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Orange Pekoe

Noun

Singular:
orange pekoe
Plural:
orange pekoes

Origin of Orange Pekoe

  • Perhaps from orange (from the copper color of the leaves before drying or the color of their infusion) or from Orange (because the Dutch were the first Europeans to import tea from China in the 1600s)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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