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1 the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism [syn: Zhou, Zhou dynasty, Chou, Chou dynasty, Chow dynasty]
2 informal terms for a meal [syn: chuck, eats, grub]
3 breed of thick-coated medium-sized dogs with fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China [syn: chow chow]

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  1. Food, especially snacks.
  2. Animal food, especially that of cats and dogs.
  3. A Chinese breed of dog, frequently known as chow chow. See the Wikipedia entry.
  4. A twelfth-century Chinese dynasty, alternatively romanized as Zhou or Chou.


Food, especially snacks
dog breed

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