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Pekinese

Line breaks: Pe¦kin|ese
Pronunciation: /ˌpiːkɪˈniːz
 
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(also Pekingese)

Definition of Pekinese in English:

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.
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.

adjective

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Relating to Beijing, its citizens, or their culture or cuisine: Cantonese and Pekinese recipes
More 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.

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