A chew especially of tobacco.
Opening and closing of the jaws, act of grinding with the teeth, masticating, munching
ETYM Chin chou.
1. Breed of thick-coated medium-sized dogs with fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in north China; SYN. chow chow.
2. Informal terms for a meal; SYN. chuck, eats, grub.
1. A Chinese preserve of mixed fruits and ginger.
2. Chopped pickles in mustard sauce.
Breed of dog originating in China in ancient times. About 45 cm/1.5 ft tall, it has a broad neck and head, round catlike feet, a soft woolly undercoat with a coarse outer coat, and a mane. Its coat should be of one color, and it has an unusual blue-black tongue. chow chow, chow-chow
ETYM Latin masticatio: cf. French mastication.
The act or operation of masticating; chewing, as of food.