chou

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See also: Chou, chōu, chóu, chǒu, and chòu

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

chou (plural choux)

  1. choux pastry, usually in the form of a small round cake with a sweet filling.
  2. A bunch, knot, or rosette of ribbon or other material, used as an ornament in women's clothing.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin caulis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chou m (plural choux)

  1. cabbage

Noun[edit]

chou m (plural choux, feminine choute)

  1. baby, darling, sweetheart (term of endearment)

Adjective[edit]

chou m (plural choux; feminine choute, plural choutes)

  1. cute

Usage notes[edit]

Only seven words in French ending in -ou have their plurals in -oux instead of -ous: bijou, caillou, chou, genou, hibou, joujou, pou.

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chóu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǒu.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chòu.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.