1. Having no equal; peerless: the Yankees' nonpareil center fielder.
2. Designating the smallest, most flavorful variety of pickled caper.
1. A person or thing that has no equal; a paragon.
a. A small pellet of variously colored sugar used to decorate or give texture to sweets.
b. A small, flat chocolate drop covered with these pellets.
[Middle English nounparalle, from Old French nonpareil : non-, non- + pareil, equal (from Vulgar Latin *pariculus, diminutive of Latin pār, equal; see perə-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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