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pekoe

[pee-koh] /ˈpi koʊ/
noun
1.
a superior kind of black tea from Sri Lanka, India, and Java, made from leaves coarser than those used for orange pekoe.
Origin
dialectal Chinese
1705-1715
1705-15; < dialectal Chinese (Xiamen) pek-ho, akin to Chinese báu white + hòu empress
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pekoe

/ˈpiːkəʊ/
noun
1.
a high-quality tea made from the downy tips of the young buds of the tea plant
Word Origin
C18: from Chinese (Amoy) peh ho, from peh white + ho down
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