pe·​koe ˈpē-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce pekoe (audio)
 also  ˈpe-
: a tea made from young leaves slightly larger than those of orange pekoe

Word History


Chinese (Xiamen) pek-ho

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pekoe was in 1713

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Cite this Entry

“Pekoe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


pe·​koe ˈpē-kō How to pronounce pekoe (audio)
: a black tea made from small-sized tea leaves especially in India and Ceylon
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