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  • proper noun A fabulous cow of enormous size, whose food was patient wives, and which was therefore in very lean condition.


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From Old French chiche ("lean") vache ("cow")


  • [Footnote E: Chichevache, the lean cow who fed on patient wives, while her mate Bicorne grew fat on humble husbands (A.W. Pollard).]

    Medieval People

  • "Bicorn and Chichevache," here represent his vein of playfulness.

    Playful Poems

  • Then shall be pourtrayed, after Chichevache, an old man with a baton on his back, menacing the beast for devouring of his wife.

    Playful Poems

  • Then shall there be a woman devoured in the mouth of Chichevache, crying to all wives, and say this verse: -

    Playful Poems

  • Curious word of the day: Chichevache - an emaciated monster said to feed on patient wives and other "good women." latest blog entries


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