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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: 'with no equal', from pareil 'equal'

nonpareil

noun
     
Related topics: Food Dish
non‧pa‧reil
1

nonpareils

[plural] American EnglishDFC very small pieces of coloured sugar used to decorate cakes
2 [countable] American EnglishDFF a piece of chocolate covered with nonpareils
3 [singular] literary someone or something that is much better than all the others:
reviews by film critic nonpareil Pauline Kael

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