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From French chou (“cabbage”); compare French pâte à choux (“choux pastry”). Doublet of caulis, cole, and kale.
- (baking) Choux pastry, usually in the form of a small round cake with a sweet filling.
- (fashion) A bunch, knot, or rosette of ribbon or other material, used as an ornament in women's clothing.
- 1891, Locomotive Engineers Journal, volume 25, page 1146:
- Medium sized chous, or rosettes of the ribbon finish the trimming at bottom of chest opening, and at the waist points back and front.
Inherited from Old French chous, from Latin caulis, itself akin to or derived from Ancient Greek καυλός (kaulós).
chou m (plural choux)
chou m (plural choux, feminine choute)
- baby, darling, sweetheart (term of endearment)
chou (feminine choute, masculine plural choux, feminine plural choutes)
Only seven words in French ending in -ou have their plurals in -oux instead of -ous: bijou, caillou, chou, genou, hibou, joujou, pou.
- bête comme chou
- bout de chou
- chou à la crème
- chou blanc
- chou cabus
- chou chinois
- chou de Bruxelles
- chou de Chine
- chou frisé
- chou pommé
- chou rouge
- chou vert
- chou vert et vert chou
- chou-fleur (cauliflower)
- chouchou (term of endearment)
- coupe choux
- dans les choux
- faire chou blanc (draw a blank)
- faire ses choux gras
- feuille de chou
- ménager la chèvre et le chou
- pâte à choux
- prendre la chou
- “chou”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- Nonstandard spelling of chōu.
- Nonstandard spelling of chóu.
- Nonstandard spelling of chǒu.
- Nonstandard spelling of chòu.
- Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.
chou m (plural chous)
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