Peking man

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Peking man

n.
An extinct hominin known from fossil remains of the Pleistocene Epoch found in China, originally called Sinanthropus but now classified as Homo erectus.

[After Peking (Beijing), China.]

Peking man

n
(Palaeontology) an early type of man, Homo erectus, remains of which, of the Lower Palaeolithic age, were found in a cave near Peking (now Beijing), China, in 1927

Peking man

A type of primitive human being, remains of which were found in China.
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Noun1.Peking man - fossils found near Beijing, China; they were lost during World War II
Homo erectus - extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain; "Homo erectus was formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus"
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