noun, plural choux [shooz for 1; shoo for 2] /ʃuz for 1; ʃu for 2/.
  1. a cabbage-shaped decoration, as a rosette or knot on a woman's dress, hat, etc.
  2. cream puff.

Origin of chou

1700–10; < French: cabbage < Latin caulis stem; see cole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for choux

puff, cannoli, chou, croquembouche, profiterole

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British Dictionary definitions for choux


noun plural choux (ʃuː)
  1. a type of cabbage
  2. a rosette
  3. a round cream bun

Word Origin for chou

C18 (a bun): from French, from Latin caulis cabbage



  1. the imperial dynasty of China from about 1126 to 255 bc
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Word Origin and History for choux



"fashionable knot in a woman's dress or hat," 1883; earlier "small, round, cream-filled pastry" (1706), from French chou, literally "cabbage" (12c.), from Latin caulis "cabbage," literally "stalk" (see cole).

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