Definition of Chow chow
1. Noun. Breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China.
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Literary usage of Chow chow
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1. Scribners Monthly (1878)
"In an eclipse a monster " makee chow-chow that sun;" and the rain beating down a high sea is said to " chow-chow " it The idiomatic use of « that " instead ..."
2. Things Chinese: Or, Notes Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1904)
"It is taken from one of the London dailies of ist December 1898: ' The chow-chow, which is known by a briefer name east of Suez, is undoubtedly the ..."
3. Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the Years by Laurence Oliphant (1859)
"... INTERCOURSE WITH CHINA GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE CHOW- CHOW CARGOES—COMPETITION WITH NATIVE MANUFACTURES— PROBABLE DEMAND FOR WOOLLEN MANUFACTURES, ETC. ..."
4. The Boston Cooking-school Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer (1896)
"Chow-Chow. 2 quarts small green tomatoes. i4 Ib. mustard seed. 12 small cucumbers. '2 oz. turmeric. 3 red peppers. % oz. allspice. 1 cauliflower. '. ..."