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[puh-nah-duh, -ney-] /pəˈnɑ də, -ˈneɪ-/
a thick sauce or paste made with bread crumbs, milk, and seasonings, often served with roast wild fowl or meat.
Origin of panada
1590-1600; < Spanish, equivalent to pan- bread (< Latin pānis) + -ada -ade1 Unabridged
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  • No matter whether we got there early or late, the panada was always full.


    Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • The Orientale was by comparison as quiet and deserted as the panada was crowded and noisy.


    Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • All were soiled at the panada—the waiters, the artists, and the linen.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
  • The panada was more or less organised for the convenience of artists.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
  • They were dejected from want of variety: there was no uncertainty in the panada as to tips.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
  • The panada, the noisiest of noisy restaurants, was one of his haunts, and there was another opposite the old post-office.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • The wort, so prepared, is then to be boiled into a panada, with sea biscuit or dried fruits generally carried to sea.

  • Any common bread would do for panada, but would not eat so light as when made from a roll.

  • On the mantel-piece were the inevitable spirit-lamp and bowl of panada, recognized at once as part and parcel of my malady.

    Miriam Monfort Catherine A. Warfield
  • The puddings were pink; the butter was stained; and altogether it required great habits to enjoy food at the panada.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
British Dictionary definitions for panada


a mixture of flour, water, etc, or of breadcrumbs soaked in milk, used as a thickening
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish, from pan bread, from Latin pānis
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