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panocha

[puh-noh-chuh] /pəˈnoʊ tʃə/
noun
1.
Also, penuche. a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico.
2.
penuche (def 1).
3.
Slang: Vulgar. (especially among Mexican Americans) the vulva.
Also, panoche
[puh-noh-chee] /pəˈnoʊ tʃi/ (Show IPA),
for defs 1, 2.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Mexican Spanish; compare Spanish panocha, variant of panoja ‘ear of grain, panicle’ < Latin pānucula, pānicula; see panicle
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panocha

/pəˈnəʊtʃə/
noun
1.
a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico
2.
(in the US) a sweet made from brown sugar and milk, often with chopped nuts
Word Origin
Mexican Spanish, diminutive of Spanish pan bread, from Latin pānis
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panocha

n.

also panoche, 1847, from American Spanish panocha "brown sugar," perhaps ultimately from Latin panucula "tuft," diminutive of panus "tuft, swelling; ear of millet" (see panic (n.2)).

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