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cachou

[kuh-shoo, ka-, kash-oo] /kəˈʃu, kæ-, ˈkæʃ u/
noun
1.
2.
a pill or lozenge for sweetening the breath.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < French < Portuguese cachu < Malay; see catechu
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cachou

/ˈkæʃuː; kæˈʃuː/
noun
1.
a lozenge eaten to sweeten the breath
2.
another name for catechu
Word Origin
C18: via French from Portuguese, from Malay kāchu

catechu

/ˈkætɪˌtʃuː/
noun
1.
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 See also gambier
Word Origin
C17: probably from Malay kachu, of Dravidian origin
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