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Pe·king·ese (also Pe·kin·ese) • n. / ˈpēkəˌnēz; -ˌnēs/ (pl. 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.• adj. / ˌpēkingˈēz; -ˈēs/ of or relating to Beijing, its citizens, or their culture or cuisine.