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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.]
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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]
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ca•chou

(kəˈʃu, kæ-, ˈkæʃ u)

n., pl. -chous.
a lozenge for sweetening the breath.
[1700–10; < French < Portuguese cachu < Malay; see catechu]
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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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Translations

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 .
There were patch boxes, boxes for trinkets and jewellery, boxes for snuff, bonbonnieres (for holding scented cachous) and etuis (used to keep tweezers, scissors and such items in), all of which had a colourful picture on the lid.