noun Etymology: French, from Portuguese cachu, from Malayalam kāccu Date: circa 1879 a pill or pastille used to sweeten the breath

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  • cachou — [ kaʃu ] n. m. • 1651; port. cacho, malais kacu 1 ♦ Matière colorante brune (autrefois végétale) utilisée pour la teinture du coton. 2 ♦ Extrait astringent du fruit d un acacia d Asie ou de la noix d arec. ⇒ catéchine. Par ext. Cour. Pastille… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cachou — may refer to:* Catechu, a medicinal aromatic drug; the same as gambier, also called Terra Japonica *A French punk rock vocalist and guitarist, who has played in Mano Negra, Dirty District, Noxious Enjoyment and Les Dieux. He has various names… …   Wikipedia

  • cachou — CACHOU. Sorte de fruit dont on tire le suc, & dont on fait de petites boules ou dragées. Cachou simple, ambré &c …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Cachou — Ca chou , n. [F. See Cashoo.] A silvered aromatic pill, used to correct the odor of the breath. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cachou — (fr., spr. Kaschuh), so v.w. Katschu …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cachou — (franz., spr. schū) soviel wie Katechu; auch gereinigter Lakritzen mit Zucker und Anisöl, zu dünnen Stengeln ausgerollt und in kleine Stücke zerbrochen, dient als Hustenmittel. C. aromatisé, Kaumittel, das den Atem wohlriechend machen soll …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cachou — (frz., spr. kaschuh), Katechu (s.d.). – C. oder Anislakritze heißt auch ein Hustenmittel aus gereinigtem Lakritzensaft, Zucker und Anisöl. (S. auch Cachonde.) – C. de Lavalle (spr. lawáll), braune, sehr echte Farbstoffe, aus Sägespänen, Kleie,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cachou — Cachou, s. Acacie …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • cachou — (izg. kašȗ) m DEFINICIJA farm. sredstvo protiv kašlja izrađeno od šećera, anisova ulja i salmijaka ETIMOLOGIJA fr. ← mal. kāccu …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • cachou — is a lozenge for sweetening the breath, and should be distinguished from the nut (and tree) cashew, especially as they are both pronounced kash oo …   Modern English usage

  • cachou — [ka sho͞o′] n. [Fr < Port cachu < Malayalam kāccu, akin to Tamil kācu] 1. CATECHU 2. a lozenge for sweetening the breath …   English World dictionary

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