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Adjective: nonpareil  ,nón-pu'rel
  1. Eminent beyond or above comparison
    "the team's nonpareil centre fielder";
    - matchless, one, one and only, peerless, unmatched, unmatchable, unrivaled [US], unrivalled [Brit, Cdn]
Noun: nonpareil  ,nón-pu'rel
  1. Model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    - ideal, paragon, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch [archaic], nonsuch [archaic]
     
  2. [US] Coloured beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
     
  3. [US] A flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of coloured sugar

Derived forms: nonpareils

See also: incomparable, uncomparable

Type of: choccy, chocolate candy [N. Amer], chocolate sweet [Brit], confection, model, role model, sweet

Encyclopedia: Nonpareil, Oregon