Pekin

noun
Pe·​kin | \ pi-ˈkin How to pronounce Pekin (audio) , ˈpē-ˌkin How to pronounce Pekin (audio) \

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 How to pronounce Pekin (audio) , -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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“Pekin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pekin. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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