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Chou

Chou \Chou\, n.; pl. Choux. [F., fr. L. caulis stalk.]

  1. A cabbage.

  2. A kind of light pastry, usually in the form of a small round cake, and with a filling, as of jelly or cream.

  3. A bunch, knot, or rosette of ribbon or other material, used as an ornament in women's dress.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
chou

"fashionable knot in a woman's dress or hat," 1883; earlier "small, round, cream-filled pastry" (1706), from French chou, literally "cabbage" (12c.), from Latin caulis "cabbage," literally "stalk" (see cole).

Wiktionary
chou

n. 1 choux pastry, usually in the form of a small round cake with a sweet filling. 2 A bunch, knot, or rosette of ribbon or other material, used as an ornament in women's clothing.

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Chou

Chou may refer to:

  • CHOU (AM), a multicultural radio station (1450 AM) in Montreal, Quebec, in Canada
  • Choux pastry
  • transliteration variant of the Chinese " Zhou"
CHOU (AM)

CHOU ( ; ; ) is a multilingual Canadian radio station located in Montreal, Quebec. Its studios are located on de Meulles Avenue in the Cartierville section of Montreal.

Usage examples of "chou".

There was going to be lots of competition for the ovens, so I had to get to work on my choux paste and bake it off in advance.

It was in fact little choux pastries each filled with horseradish sauce and cream and a small slice of cold rare beef.

Not surprisingly, the pastry chef had already started in on his daily stock of fruit tarts and millefeuilles, his cream puffs and eclairs, his multi tiered gateaux, and his signature swans of choux pastry.

Oysters Rockefeller, Bienville and Roffignac-flounder Nouvelle Orleans, stuffed with seasoned crabmeat, choux fleur Polonaise, pommes au four, and-from the hovering wine steward-a bottle of Montrachet.

The batter that was to produce six dozen choux pastry puffs had produced seventeen lone items.

En entrant dans la salle ou fumait la soupe aux choux, Catherine frissonna de nouveau.

This was even worse than preparing choux pastry in front of Maitre Chef Duxelles at the Cordon Bleu in Paris.

Of fine yellow straw, to match my frock, the hat was draped with white lace and trimmed with a cluster of yellow roses, loops of yellow ribbon and two choux of white velvet.

More than fifteen years went by before Yin fell and Chou Hsin was thankfully slaughtered.

They tell their children nasty stories about Callous Chou the Pinchfist Prince, and strangers can tell where he was buried by watching the direction when farmers pee in the fields.

Now the strange unfocused eyes took on a different aspect, and I decided I was looking at a man who had found the world not to his liking and stepped outside it - like Pea-Head Chou in my village, who joined the roosters every morning and commanded the sun to rise.

Curiously enough, like the Babylonians, they are known as the black-haired people to the Chou warrior class, which conquered the Middle Kingdom at about the same time that the Aryans came into Persia, India, Greece.

The other mandarins were no more inclined to listen to Ju-Hai Chou than they had been to believe the messengers were legitimate.

He ordered for them both: 2-2-2 hultres-the house's specialty combining Oysters Rockefeller, Bienville and Roffignac-flounder Nouvelle Orleans, stuffed with seasoned crabmeat, choux fleur Polonaise, pommes au four, and-from the hovering wine steward-a bottle of Montrachet.

That was Peter Chou, the slim quiet man who was in charge of Aces High security, Peter who collected depression glass and black belts in assorted martial arts, and who never raised his voice or used profanity.