perique

noun
pe·​rique | \ pə-ˈrēk How to pronounce perique (audio) \

Definition of perique

: an aromatic fermented Louisiana tobacco used in smoking mixtures

First Known Use of perique

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perique

Louisiana French périque

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“Perique.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perique. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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