Definition of Malpeque in US English:

Malpeque

(also Malpecque)

noun

Canadian
  • In full "Malpeque oyster". The common American oyster, Crassostrea virginica, of a Canadian variety cultivated in Malpeque Bay.

Origin

Early 20th century. From the name of MalpequeBay, an inlet on the coast of Prince Edward Island, where the oyster is found from Micmac makpāk large bay.

Pronunciation

Malpeque

/ˈmɒlpɛk/