[ puh-noh-chuh ]
/ pəˈnoʊ tʃə /


Also penuche. a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico.
Slang: Vulgar. (especially among Mexican Americans) the vulva.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for panocha



/ (pəˈnəʊtʃə) /


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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