cachou

[ kuh-shoo, ka-, kash-oo ]
/ kəˈʃu, kæ-, ˈkæʃ u /

noun

a pill or lozenge for sweetening the breath.

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Origin of cachou

1700–10; <French <Portuguese cachu<Malay; see catechu
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British Dictionary definitions for cachou

cachou
/ (ˈkæʃuː, kæˈʃuː) /

noun

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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