chow chow

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chow chow

A dog of a sturdy breed originating in China, having a broad head, a blue-black tongue, and a dense tan, reddish, gray-blue, or black coat that is either long and rough or short and smooth. Also called chow1.

[Perhaps from chow-chow,, chow-chow preserves, miscellaneous knick-knacks exported from China; see chow-chow.]
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chow chow

(ˈtʃaʊ ˌtʃaʊ)

n. (often caps.)
one of a Chinese breed of medium-sized dogs with a stocky body, a large head, a thick coat forming a ruff around the neck, and a blue-black tongue.
[1785–95; said to be < dial. Chinese; compare Guangdong dial. gáu dog]


a relish of chopped mixed pickles in mustard sauce.
[1785–95; < Chinese Pidgin English]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chow chow - breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongueschow chow - breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China
spitz - any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail
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