pekoe

noun
pe·​koe | \ ˈpē-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce pekoe (audio) also ˈpe- \

Definition of pekoe

: a tea made from young leaves slightly larger than those of orange pekoe

First Known Use of pekoe

1713, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pekoe

Chinese (Xiamen) pek-ho

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“Pekoe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pekoe. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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