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perique

[puh-reek] /pəˈrik/
noun
1.
a strong, rich-flavored tobacco produced in Louisiana, usually blended with other tobaccos.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; allegedly after Périque, nickname of Pierre Chenet, Louisiana grower who first developed it
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perique

/pəˈriːk/
noun
1.
a strong highly-flavoured tobacco cured in its own juices and grown in Louisiana
Word Origin
C19: apparently from Périque, nickname of Pierre Chenet, American tobacco planter who first grew it in Louisiana
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