See also: Chou, chōu, chóu, chǒu, and chòu

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French chou (cabbage); compare French pâte à choux (choux pastry). Doublet of caulis, cole, and kale.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chou (plural chous or choux)

  1. (baking) Choux pastry, usually in the form of a small round cake with a sweet filling.
  2. (fashion) A bunch, knot, or rosette of ribbon or other material, used as an ornament in women's clothing.
    • 1891, Locomotive Engineers Journal (volume 25, page 1146)
      Medium sized chous, or rosettes of the ribbon finish the trimming at bottom of chest opening, and at the waist points back and front.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French chous, from Latin caulis, itself akin to or derived from Ancient Greek καυλός (kaulós).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chou m (plural choux)

  1. cabbage

NounEdit

chou m (plural choux, feminine choute)

  1. baby, darling, sweetheart (term of endearment)

AdjectiveEdit

chou (feminine choute, masculine plural choux, feminine plural choutes)

  1. cute, endearing

Usage notesEdit

Only seven words in French ending in -ou have their plurals in -oux instead of -ous: bijou, caillou, chou, genou, hibou, joujou, pou.

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

chou

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ちょう
  2. Rōmaji transcription of チョウ

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

chou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chóu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǒu.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chòu.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

chou m (plural chous)

  1. Rare spelling of show.

AdjectiveEdit

chou (invariable)

  1. Rare spelling of show.