choux

chou

[shoo]
noun, plural choux [shooz for 1; shoo for 2 ] .
1.
a cabbage-shaped decoration, as a rosette or knot on a woman's dress, hat, etc.

Origin:
1700–10; < French: cabbage < Latin caulis stem; see cole

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chou (ʃuː)
 
n , pl choux
1.  a type of cabbage
2.  a rosette
3.  a round cream bun
 
[C18 (a bun): from French, from Latin caulis cabbage]

Chou or Zhou (tʃəʊ)
 
n
the imperial dynasty of China from about 1126 to 255 bc
 
Zhou or Zhou
 
n

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chou
"fashionable knot in a woman's dress or hat," 1883; earlier "small, round, cream-filled pastry" (1706), from Fr. chou, lit. "cabbage," from L. caulis "cabbage," lit. "stalk."
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