June 28, 2011

Word of the Day: Nonpareil

Nonpareil \non-puh-REL\ adjective

1. Having no equal; peerless.
1. Something of unequaled excellence; a peerless thing or person.
2. A flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of colored sugar.

Origin: Nonpareil comes from Old French, from non, "not" + pareil, "equal," from (assumed) Vulgar Latin pariculus, diminutive of Latin par, "equal."

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