Etymology
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chou (n.)

"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 (n.1)).

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Definitions of chou
1
chou (n.)
any of various types of cabbage;
Synonyms: cabbage
chou (n.)
puff filled with cream or custard;
Synonyms: cream puff
2
Chou (n.)
the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism;
Synonyms: Zhou / Zhou dynasty / Chou dynasty / Chow / Chow dynasty
From wordnet.princeton.edu