Peking-man meaning

An extinct hominin known from fossil remains of the Pleistocene Epoch found in China, originally called Sinanthropus but now classified as Homo erectus.
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A type of early human (Homo erectus pekinensis) of the Middle Pleistocene, known from fossil remains found near Beijing (Peking), China.
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Origin of peking-man

  • After Peking (Beijing), China
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition