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nonesuch

[ nuhn-suhch ]
/ ˈnʌnˌsʌtʃ /
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noun Older Use.
a person or thing without equal; paragon: Who can forget the title of the con artist's show from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: “The Thrilling Tragedy of the King's Cameleopard, or the Royal Nonesuch!!!”
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Also non·such [non-suhch, nuhn-] /ˈnɒnˌsʌtʃ, ˈnʌn-/ .

Origin of nonesuch

First recorded in 1580–90; none1 + such
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British Dictionary definitions for nonesuch

nonesuch

nonsuch

/ (ˈnʌnˌsʌtʃ) /

noun
archaic a matchless person or thing; nonpareil
another name for black medick
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