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perique Line breaks: per|ique
Pronunciation: /pɛˈriːk/

Definition of perique in English:


[mass noun]
A strong dark tobacco from Louisiana.


Late 19th century: Louisiana French, apparently from the nickname of Pierre Chenet, who first grew it.

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