- a cabbage-shaped decoration, as a rosette or knot on a woman's dress, hat, etc.
- cream puff.
Origin of chou
1700–10; < French: cabbage < Latin caulis stem; see cole
- a dynasty in China, 1122?–256 b.c., marked by the division of China into separate feudal states and the emergence of important philosophical schools, especially Confucianism and Taoism.
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Examples from the Web for chou
The chou may be filled with jelly or preserves if preferred.
In the time of Confucius the Chou dynasty still filled the throne.
Kinsmen of the tyrant Chou Hsin, who brought the house of Yin to an end.
The people blamed him for not dethroning at once the tyrant Chou Hsin.
Van and Chou constantly passed the evenings in some of our yachts.
- a type of cabbage
- a rosette
- a round cream bun
C18 (a bun): from French, from Latin caulis cabbage
- the imperial dynasty of China from about 1126 to 255 bc
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Word Origin and History for chou
"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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