cachou (plural cachous)
- A sweet eaten to sweeten the breath.
- 1955, Patrick White, chapter 19, in The Tree of Man, New York: Viking, page 347:
- But her husband, frowning, remembered those little sweets, or cachous, scented with something like violet, a synthetic smell, that had drifted on the more irritating afternoons above the smells of the sealing wax and ink.
- A small metallic ball used as edible decoration on cakes etc.