Pekin

noun
Pe·​kin | \pi-ˈkin, ˈpē-ˌkin\

Definition of Pekin 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Pekin

geographical name
Pe·​kin | \ˈpē-kən, -ˌkin\

Definition of Pekin (Entry 2 of 2)

city in north central Illinois on the Illinois River south-southwest of Peoria population 33,857

First Known Use of Pekin

Noun

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pekin

Noun

Pekin, Peking (Beijing), China

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