American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A strongly flavored black tobacco grown in Louisiana and used in various blends.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tobacco, grown in Louisiana, cured in its juices and put up in carrots.
- n. A tobacco produced in limited quantity in Louisiana by the descendants of the Acadians, mostly in St. James Parish. It is cured by subjecting it to intense pressure for twenty-four hours, thus forcing the juice to the surface, and then exposing it to the air for a few minutes during which the juices are reabsorbed. This process, which is many times repeated, calls the oxidizing enzyms into the fullest activity. The product is black but not strong, the nicotine being partly destroyed, and possesses a rich spirituous flavor which has given it great fame. It is marketed in the form of carrots.
- n. The variety of tobacco-plant from which perique tobacco is made.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of tobacco with medium-sized leaf, small stem, tough and gummy fiber, raised in Louisiana, and cured in its own juices, so as to be very dark colored, usually black. It is marketed in tightly wrapped rolls called carottes.
- Louisiana French, perhaps from Périque nickname of Pierre Chenet, a Louisiana tobacco grower. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Does anyone have a favorite perique Louisiana tobacco blend?”
“Does anyone have a favorite perique tobacco blend?”
“He leaned back and savored the exotic smoke: perique, latakia, and Turkish, flavoring a base of the finest Virginia.”
“Louisiana perique, ( 'peruke' proper,) that any old smoker would go into ecstasies over, fully equal, it is said to the genuine old-fashioned article, and that is saying a good deal.”
“On every New Year's day I have always sent a present of coffee and perique to my cousin the Marquis, and it is Mademoiselle who writes to thank us.”
“Ferry was smoking a pipe of _perique_ on the broad gallery, and both hastened to don their best jackets and doff their best caps to these interesting and interested callers.”
“There are at present nineteen families in the settlement, and they are all engaged in the cultivation of perique tobacco.”
“Orleans, is the little settlement of Grand Point, the place most famed in St. James for perique tobacco.”
“Kearns took note of it, and said, When this is over, I’m sending you a pound of the finest perique, Morgan.”
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