pe·​rique pə-ˈrēk How to pronounce perique (audio)
: an aromatic fermented Louisiana tobacco used in smoking mixtures

Word History


Louisiana French périque

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of perique was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Perique.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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