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ca·chou

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

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

cachou

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

ca•chou

(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
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cachou

nCachou(bonbon) m or nt
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TURNING VIOLET The Parma violet has even more intense perfume and its scent is just like cachous, once a popular sweet which are now considered rather posh.
Crowded onto this, alongside gleaming brass scales and weights, were even more jars of sweets, a cornucopia of fruit drops, cachous, sherbet-dips, cinder toffee and so forth .
Using a fork, dip the balls into the chocolate, place onto a baking tray lined with non-stick baking (parchment) paper and decorate each one with cachous.