chowchow

chow-chow

[chou-chou]
noun
1.
a Chinese mixed fruit preserve.
2.
a relish of chopped mixed pickles in mustard sauce.

Origin:
1785–95; < Chinese Pidgin English

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chow-chow
 
n
1.  Often shortened to: chow a thick-coated breed of the spitz type of dog with a curled tail and a characteristic blue-black tongue; it came originally from China
2.  a Chinese preserve of ginger, orange peel, etc in syrup
3.  a mixed vegetable pickle
 
[C19: from pidgin English, probably based on Mandarin Chinese cha miscellaneous]

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