from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A grade of black tea consisting of the leaves around the buds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A high-quality black tea made using young leaves, grown in Sri Lanka, India and Java.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of black tea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A superior kind of black tea, so called because the leaves are picked young with the “down” still on them.
- n. Pekoe tea (unqualified) is that made from the three pekoe leaves together (see below). It is of a black or grayish black color dotted with grayish or yellowish pekoe ends, and yields a strong dark liquor of fine flavor, technically described as “piquant.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a superior grade of black tea; grown in India and Sri Lanka and Java
Chinese (Amoy) pek ho : pek, white + ho, down, fine feathers.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)