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cachou

[kuh-shoo, ka-, kash-oo]
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noun
  1. catechu.
  2. 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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cachou

noun
  1. a lozenge eaten to sweeten the breath
  2. another name for catechu
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Word Origin

C18: via French from Portuguese, from Malay kāchu
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