chowchow

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noun chow·chow \ ˈchau̇-ˌchau̇ \

Definition of chowchow

1 :a Chinese preserve of ginger, fruits, and peels in heavy syrup
2 :a relish of chopped mixed pickles in mustard sauce

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Origin and Etymology of chowchow

Chinese Pidgin English chowchow food


chow chow

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noun, often capitalized both Cs \ ˈchau̇-ˌchau̇ \

Definition of chow chow

:any of a breed of heavy-coated sturdy muscular dogs of Chinese origin having a broad head and muzzle, a distinctive blue-black tongue and black-lined mouth, and either a long dense coat with a full ruff or a short smooth coat called also chow

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Origin and Etymology of chow chow

perhaps from chow-chow Chinese person, from Chinese Pidgin English chowchow food



CHOWCHOW Defined for English Language Learners

chow chow

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Definition of chow chow for English Language Learners

  • : a type of dog that has thick fur and a short curled tail


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