Definition of remou in English:


Pronunciation /rəˈmuː/


(also remous)
  • An area of turbulence in a stream, an eddy.


Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From French remous tumult, agitation, turbulence created in the wake of a moving boat, swirling of a liquid around an obstacle, apparently from remoudre to grind (something) again (although this is first attested later: 1481 as remouldre; from re- + moudre), apparently arising from a comparison of the swirling movement of the water with the rotating movement of a grindstone.