Definition of petits choux in US English:

petits choux

(also petit choux)

noun

  • Small cakes of choux pastry, originally used as a garnish, but now often filled with cream and eaten on their own.

Origin

Early 18th century. From French petits choux from petits, plural of petit + choux, plural of chou small pastry cake.

Pronunciation

petits choux

/ˌpɛtɪ ˈʃuː/