pekoe
noun Etymology: Chinese (Xiamen) pek-ho Date: 1712 a tea made from young leaves slightly larger than those of orange pekoe

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  • pekoe — ● pekoe nom masculin Thé noir de Chine. (On distingue le pekoe orange, formé par les bourgeons terminaux des rameaux, et le pekoe powchong, formé par les premières feuilles.) pekoe [peko] n. m. ÉTYM. 1834; mot chinois. ❖ ♦ Comm. Variété de thé… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pekoe — Pek oe, n. [Chin. pih hoau: cf. F. peko[ e]] A kind of black tea. [Written also {pecco}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pekoe — [pē′kō] n. [< Amoy Chin dial. pek ho, lit., white down: from being picked while leaves still have the down on them] a fine grade of black tea of Sri Lanka and India, made from the small leaves at the tips of the stem …   English World dictionary

  • Pekoe — Pe|koe 〈[pi:ko] m.; s; unz.〉 Sorte des schwarzen Tees aus feinen Blättern od. Blattspitzen [<chin. pek „weiß“ + ho „unten“] * * * Pe|koe [ pi:koʊ ], der; [s] [engl. pekoe, aus dem Chin.]: aus bestimmten Blättern des Teestrauchs hergestellte… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • pekoe — /pee koh/, n. a superior kind of black tea from Sri Lanka, India, and Java, made from leaves coarser than those used for orange pekoe. [1705 15; < dial. Chin (Xiamen) pek ho, akin to Chin báu white + hòu empress] * * * …   Universalium

  • pekoë — peko ou pekoë (pe ko ou pe ko é) s. m. Voy. thé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Pekoe — Pe|koe [ pi:kou] der; [s] <aus gleichbed. engl. pekoe, dies aus chin. mdal. pek ho zu pek »weiß« u. ho »unten«> gute, aus bestimmten Blättern des Teestrauchs hergestellte [ind.] Teesorte …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • pekoe — pe•koe [[t]ˈpi koʊ[/t]] n. coo a black tea from Sri Lanka, India, and Java, made from leaves coarser than those used for orange pekoe • Etymology: 1705–15; < dial. Chin (Xiamen) pek ho, akin to Chin báu white +hòu empress …   From formal English to slang

  • pekoe — /ˈpikoʊ/ (say peekoh) noun a kind of black tea from Sri Lanka, India, and Java, made from leaves smaller than those used for orange pekoe. {Chinese dialect (Amoy) pek ho, literally, white down} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pekoe — noun A high quality black tea made using young leaves, grown in Sri Lanka, India and Java …   Wiktionary

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