chou

[ shoo ]
/ ʃu /

noun, plural choux [shooz for 1; shoo for 2 ]. /ʃuz for 1; ʃu for 2 /.

a cabbage-shaped decoration, as a rosette or knot on a woman's dress, hat, etc.
cream puff: delicious little choux topped with sugar crystals or streusel.

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Origin of chou

First recorded in 1700–10; from French: literally, “cabbage,” from Latin caulis “stem”; see origin at cole

Definition for chou (2 of 2)

Chou
[ joh ]
/ dʒoʊ /

noun

a dynasty in China, 1122?–256 b.c., marked by the division of China into separate feudal states and the emergence of important philosophical schools, especially Confucianism and Taoism.
Also Chow [chou; Chinese joh]; /tʃaʊ; Chinese dʒoʊ/; Pinyin, Zhou [joh] /dʒoʊ/ .
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British Dictionary definitions for chou (1 of 2)

chou
/ (ʃuː) /

noun plural choux (ʃuː)

a type of cabbage
a rosette
a round cream bun

Word Origin for chou

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

British Dictionary definitions for chou (2 of 2)

Chou

Zhou

/ (tʃəʊ) /

noun

the imperial dynasty of China from about 1126 to 255 bc
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