American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Chinese preserve of fruits, peels, and ginger.
- n. A relish consisting of chopped vegetables pickled in mustard.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Mixed; miscellaneous; broken.
- n. Food of any kind, but especially Chinese food, which is usually broken or cut up in the course of cooking into pieces suitable for being eaten with chop-sticks.
- n. A preserve made in southern China, of odds and ends of orange-peel, ginger, bamboo, pumelo-rind, syrup, etc.
- n. A mixed pickle made with mustard in the East Indies, and imitated elsewhere.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. chopped pickles in mustard sauce.
- n. a Chinese preserve of mixed fruits and ginger.
- n. a breed of thick-coated medium-sized dogs with fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in north China.
- Pidgin English, possibly reduplication of Chinese (Cantonese) tsaāp, food, mixture; see chow2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Others claim chow-chow comes from the French chou, or cauliflower, which is often a primary ingredient.”
“Carla: fried grouper with collard greens, and chow-chow pico de gallo.”
“There are the expected jars of pickled beets, chow-chow, and sauerkraut, right next to the pickled pig snouts, lamb tongues, and ... guinea hearts!”
“Richard "Hutch" Hutchinson had many interests, including music and chow-chow dogs.”
“Arf, arf," it exclaimed, its signature pitch identifying it as a chow-chow.”
“A pork chop sandwich with chow-chow—a mustardy relish common in parts of the South—is juicy and sloppy $8.50.”
“This is an updated version of one of my favorites: chow-chow.”
“Turnip greens or collard greens (or a mix) cooked down with a meaty ham hock and a bit of tasso, ladled over a bowl of crumbled cornbread (I echo the "no sugar") and topped with a dollop of chow-chow.”
““My grandmother never had a food processor, so making chow-chow was an all-day, all-hands-on-deck type of thing,” says Ms. McVicker.”
“She first ate chow-chow on red beans and rice, influenced by their Cajun/Creole neighbors.”
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