noun \pi-ˈkin, ˈpē-ˌ\

Definition of PEKIN

:  any of a breed of large white ducks of Chinese origin used for meat production

Origin of PEKIN

Pekin, Peking (Beijing), China
First Known Use: 1885


geographical name \ˈpē-kən, -ˌkin\

Definition of PEKIN

city N cen Illinois SSW of Peoria pop 33,857


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