Peking man

noun

Definition of Peking man

: an extinct Pleistocene hominid known from skeletal and cultural remains in cave deposits at Zhoukoudianzhen, China and classified with the direct ancestor (Homo erectus) of modern humans

First Known Use of Peking man

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Peking man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Peking%20man. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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