[ kuh-shoo, ka-, kash-oo ]
/ kəˈʃu, kæ-, ˈkæʃ u /
a pill or lozenge for sweetening the breath.
Origin of cachou
1700–10; < French < Portuguese cachu < Malay; see catechu
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Examples from the Web for cachou
For Cachou Aromatis, and other compounds552 for sweetening the breath, see Perfumery.
The pod somewhat resembled that of the Cachou nut of the Brazils,—Mnumul is the native name.Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia|Thomas Mitchell
British Dictionary definitions for cachou
/ (ˈkæʃuː, kæˈʃuː) /
a lozenge eaten to sweeten the breath
another name for catechu
Word Origin for cachou
C18: via French from Portuguese, from Malay kāchu
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