Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 07/03/16 Nonpareil

Nonpareil (adjective, noun)
nonpareil [non-puh-rel]

1. having no equal; peerless.

2. a person or thing having no equal.
3. a small pellet of colored sugar for decorating candy, cake, and cookies.
4. a flat, round, bite-sized piece of chocolate covered with this sugar.
5. painted bunting.
6. Printing.
a. a 6-point type.
b. a slug occupying 6 points of space between lines.

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1. unparalleled.
2. nonesuch.

1. ordinary.

Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English nonparaille < Middle French nonpareil, equivalent to non- non- + pareil equal < Vulgar Latin *pariculum (Latin pari- (stem of pār) equal + -culum -cule)

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