cachou

cachou

[kuh-shoo, ka-, kash-oo]
noun
2.
a pill or lozenge for sweetening the breath.

Origin:
1700–10; < French < Portuguese cachu < Malay; see catechu

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cachou (ˈkæʃuː, kæˈʃuː)
 
n
1.  a lozenge eaten to sweeten the breath
2.  another name for catechu
 
[C18: via French from Portuguese, from Malay kāchu]

catechu, cachou or cutch (ˈkætɪˌtʃuː)
 
n
See also gambier a water-soluble astringent resinous substance obtained from any of certain tropical plants, esp the leguminous tree Acacia catechu of S Asia, and used in medicine, tanning, and dyeing
 
[C17: probably from Malay kachu, of Dravidian origin]
 
cachou, cachou or cutch
 
n
 
[C17: probably from Malay kachu, of Dravidian origin]
 
cutch, cachou or cutch
 
n
 
[C17: probably from Malay kachu, of Dravidian origin]

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