cachou

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cachou a scented lozenge used to sweeten the breath (e.g. to conceal the odor of tobacco)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cachou A silvered aromatic pill, used to correct the odor of the breath.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cachou A sweetmeat, generally in the form of a pill, made of the extracts of licorice, cashew-nut, gum, etc., used by tobacco-smokers and others to sweeten the breath.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cachou kash′ōō a sweetmeat, made in the form of a pill, of extract of liquorice, cashew-nut, or the like, used by some smokers in the hope to sweeten their breath.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Cashoo,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

Cachou de laval, 1/4 oz.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
From that to chewing tobacco in the shape of pastilles of mint or cachou isn't a very long road to travel.
"Paul and His Dog, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIII)" by Charles Paul de Kock
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