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nonesuch

[nuhn-suhch] /ˈnʌnˌsʌtʃ/
noun
1.
a person or thing without equal; paragon.
Also, nonsuch [non-suhch, nuhn-] /ˈnɒnˌsʌtʃ, ˈnʌn-/ (Show IPA).
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; none1 + such
Synonyms
ideal, model, pattern, nonpareil.
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British Dictionary definitions for nonsuch

nonesuch

/ˈnʌnˌsʌtʃ/
noun
1.
(archaic) a matchless person or thing; nonpareil
2.
another name for black medick

nonsuch

/ˈnʌnˌsʌtʃ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of nonesuch
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Word Origin and History for nonsuch
n.

1580s, nonesuch "unmatched or unrivaled thing," from none + such. As a type of decorated 16c. or 17c. chest, it is in reference to Nonesuch Palace, in Surrey, which supposedly is represented in the designs.

nonesuch

see nonsuch.

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