Definition of Pekoe

1. Noun. A superior grade of black tea; grown in India and Sri Lanka and Java.

Exact synonyms: Orange Pekoe
Generic synonyms: Black Tea



Definition of Pekoe

1. n. A kind of black tea.

Definition of Pekoe

1. Noun. A high-quality black tea made using young leaves, grown in Sri Lanka, India and Java. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pekoe

1. a black tea [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pekoe

pejoration
pejorations
pejorative
pejoratively
pejoratives
pejorism
pejorist
pekan
pekans
pekepoo
pekepoos
pekes
pekid
pekin
pekins
pekoe (current term)
pekoes
pekoite
pekovite
pel
pelB
pela
pelade
pelage
pelages
pelagial
pelagian
pelagianism
pelagians
pelagic

Literary usage of Pekoe

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1. The Cultivation and Manufacture of Tea by Edward Money (1878)
"When this class of Tea is strong and of Flowery pekoe flavour, it is called by the trade a pekoe of Flowery pekoe kind. ..."

2. The Cultivation & Manufacture of Tea by Edward Money (1883)
"greyish pekoe, with no or very little dark leaf mixed, it is called Flowery pekoe. Flowery pekoe is picked from the shrub entirely separate from the other ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1891)
"It is a fine pekoe Ceylon Tea, and its appearance shows it to consist of a mixture of small dark and yellow leaves, the latter predominating. ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"Thus the teas made from the pekoe leaf are more valuable than those from souchong, ... 50 It appears that the orange pekoe weighs twice as much as the tip ..."

5. Food and the principles of dietetics by Robert Hutchison (1906)
"The tea produced from a somewhat larger leaf just below this is called ' pekoe '; the next largest leaves produce ¬ęSouchong'; the leaves below that, ..."

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