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 (kă-sho͞o′, kăsh′o͞o)
A pastille used to sweeten the breath.

[French, from Portuguese cachu, from Malayalam kāccu, from Tamil kāyccu.]


(ˈkæʃuː; kæˈʃuː)
1. a lozenge eaten to sweeten the breath
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name for catechu
[C18: via French from Portuguese, from Malay kāchu]


(kəˈʃu, kæ-, ˈkæʃ u)

n., pl. -chous.
a lozenge for sweetening the breath.
[1700–10; < French < Portuguese cachu < Malay; see catechu]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cachou - a scented lozenge used to sweeten the breath (e.g. to conceal the odor of tobacco)
lozenge - a small aromatic or medicated candy


nCachou(bonbon) m or nt
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