Definitions starting with C

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chow-chow

/chawchaw/, cho-cho /chowchow/ [Atlantic; cf. DJE chocho "fr. Brazilian native name chuchu" but cf. Brazilian Port. chuchu plants cicurbitácea (termo africano) (Mendonça 1973:13); cf. Réunion Cr. Fr. susu idem (Chaudenson 1974:641)] n. a climbing vine, Sechium edule, or its fruit, eaten as a vegetable: 1889 chow-chow(Gardner 383); 1928 Vegetables. . cho-cho (Curry 32). (Inagua)

Tags: food, noun, plant, reduplication

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Last update: 2010-12-24 23:05
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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