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(Breeds) informal a Pekingese dog


(ˌpi kəˈniz, -ˈnis; esp. for 2-5 also ˌpi kɪŋˈiz, -ˈis)

also Pe•kin•ese

(ˌpi kəˈniz, -ˈnis)

n., pl. -ese for 1,4,
adj. n.
1. one of a Chinese breed of small dogs having a long, silky coat and a flat, wrinkled muzzle.
a. the Mandarin dialect of Beijing.
3. a native or inhabitant of Beijing.
4. of or pertaining to Beijing or its inhabitants.
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Noun1.peke - a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a long silky coat and broad flat muzzlePeke - a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a long silky coat and broad flat muzzle
toy dog, toy - any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets


[piːk] Npequinés/esa m/f
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