- 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
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Examples from the Web for choux
The name "choux" (sh) or "cabbage," is often used as a pet name.
Cauliflower in French is "choux fleur" (sh-flr), which means "cabbage flower."
Those of Watteau will make him believe that he could live on candies and choux à la crême.Her Royal Highness Woman
- 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 choux
"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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