Pekin meaning

pē'kĭn'
A striped or figured silk fabric.
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A large white domestic duck of a Chinese breed, widely raised in the United States for food.
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A striped silk material, orig. from China.
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Any of a breed of large, white domestic duck, originating in China, raised esp. for its meat.
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Origin of pekin

  • French pékin after Pékin (Beijing), China
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition