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Peking duck

noun, Chinese Cookery.
a roasted duck prized for its crisp skin, prepared by forcing air between skin and meat, brushing with sugar water, and hanging up to dry before final cooking.
Also called Beijing duck.
Origin of Peking duck
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We love cold sesame noodles, and Peking duck, burritos and fajitas—even fish tacos are now a comfort food.

  • Peking duck transports me back to Hong Kong every time I make it, eat it, or smell it.

    Fresh Picks Susur Lee December 7, 2009
  • My first memories of Peking duck are at age 14 when I washed woks at a Peking duck restaurant in my hometown of Hong Kong.

    Fresh Picks Susur Lee December 7, 2009

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