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chou

[shoo] /ʃu/
noun, plural choux
[shooz for 1;shoo for 2] /ʃuz for 1;ʃu for 2/ (Show IPA)
1.
a cabbage-shaped decoration, as a rosette or knot on a woman's dress, hat, etc.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < French: cabbage < Latin caulis stem; see cole
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British Dictionary definitions for choux

chou

/ʃuː/
noun (pl) choux (ʃuː)
1.
a type of cabbage
2.
a rosette
3.
a round cream bun
Word Origin
C18 (a bun): from French, from Latin caulis cabbage

Chou

/tʃəʊ/
noun
1.
the imperial dynasty of China from about 1126 to 255 bc
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Word Origin and History for choux

chou

n.

"fashionable knot in a woman's dress or hat," 1883; earlier "small, round, cream-filled pastry" (1706), from French chou, literally "cabbage" (12c.), from Latin caulis "cabbage," literally "stalk" (see cole).

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