Also pa·no·che [puh-noh-chee] /pəˈnoʊ tʃi/ for defs 1, 2.
Origin of panocha
1840–50; < Mexican Spanish; compare Spanish panocha, variant of panoja ‘ear of grain, panicle’ < Latin pānucula, pānicula; see panicle
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Historical Examples of panocha
a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico
(in the US) a sweet made from brown sugar and milk, often with chopped nuts
Word Origin for panocha
Mexican Spanish, diminutive of Spanish pan bread, from Latin pānis
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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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