from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Obsolete form of Peking.
  • n. A type of patterned silk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A silk fabric originally made in China.
  • n. A civilian; a contemptuous nickname originally bestowed in France by the soldiers of the first Napoleon. It is occasionally used in English.


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