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A strongly flavored black tobacco grown in Louisiana and used in various blends.

[Louisiana French, perhaps from Périque, , nickname of , Pierre Chenet, a Louisiana tobacco grower.]
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(Plants) a strong highly-flavoured tobacco cured in its own juices and grown in Louisiana
[C19: apparently from Périque, nickname of Pierre Chenet, American tobacco planter who first grew it in Louisiana]
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Alford, "Volatile constituents of perique tobacco," Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol.
Perique, a farmer called Pierre Chenet is credited with first turning this local tobacco into the Perique in 1824 through the technique of pressure-fermentation.
For example, notes O'Neill, "Ted Breaux, a native New Orleanian and absinthe distiller, has created Perique Liqueur de Tabac, which will be interesting."
Lefffingwell, 1998: Constituents of Perique Tobacco4.pdf.
Like buying an expensive coffee or chocolate you can now plump for a smoother taste, or how about the more exotic dark perique tobacco, grown only in St James's Parish Louisiana, and known for its "pungent heady flavour?"
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