[kuh-shoo, ka-, kash-oo]
- a pill or lozenge for sweetening the breath.
Origin of cachou
1700–10; < French < Portuguese cachu < Malay; see catechu
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Historical Examples of cachou
The pod somewhat resembled that of the Cachou nut of the Brazils,—Mnumul is the native name.
For Cachou Aromatis, and other compounds552 for sweetening the breath, see Perfumery.
- 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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