noun (plural same)
- A lapdog of a short-legged breed with long hair and a snub nose, originally brought to Europe from the Summer Palace at Beijing (Peking) in 1860.More example sentences
- Another theory is that the Tibetan Spaniel was bred with the Pekingese to create predecessors of the Shih Tzu.
- The Pekingese exists as a breed at least from the period of A.D. 700.
- It is the Shih Tzu's unique head and expression that actually distinguishes the breed from two other related Oriental breeds, the Lhasa Apso and the Pekingese.
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- Relating to Beijing, its citizens, or their culture or cuisine: Cantonese and Pekinese recipesMore example sentences
- The unassuming restaurant has been quietly offering Szechuan and Pekinese food tasty enough to rival some of Chinatown's best for some years now.
- Her Pekingese dog was perched happily on her lap.
- So girls, next time you are crammed into economy seats, not big enough for a Pekinese dog, you know what to do.
More definitions of PekineseDefinition of Pekinese in:
- The US English dictionary