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CHOU (choux)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Chou mean? 

CHOU (noun)
  The noun CHOU has 3 senses:

1. the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism
2. any of various types of cabbage
3. puff filled with cream or custard

  Familiarity information: CHOU used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHOU (noun)


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Meaning:

The imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Zhou; Chow dynasty; Chow; Chou dynasty; Chou; Zhou dynasty

Hypernyms ("Chou" is a kind of...):

dynasty (a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family)


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Meaning:

Any of various types of cabbage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

cabbage; chou

Hypernyms ("chou" is a kind of...):

cruciferous vegetable (a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens; various cabbages; broccoli; cauliflower; brussels sprouts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chou"):

cole; kail; kale (coarse curly-leafed cabbage)

celery cabbage; Chinese cabbage; Chinese celery (elongated head of crisp celery-like stalks and light green leaves)

bok choi; bok choy (elongated head of dark green leaves on thick white stalks)

head cabbage (any of several varieties of cabbage having a large compact globular head; may be steamed or boiled or stir-fried or used raw in coleslaw)

Holonyms ("chou" is a part of...):

Brassica oleracea; cabbage; cultivated cabbage (any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers)


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Meaning:

Puff filled with cream or custard

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

cream puff; chou

Hypernyms ("chou" is a kind of...):

puff (a light inflated pastry or puff shell)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chou"):

eclair (oblong cream puff)


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