cachou

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

a pill or lozenge for sweetening the breath.

Nearby words

  1. cachexia strumipriva,
  2. cachexy,
  3. cachinnate,
  4. cachinnation,
  5. cachoeiro do itapemirim,
  6. cachucha,
  7. cacimbo,
  8. cacique,
  9. caciquism,
  10. cack

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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