Meaning of nonpareil

non•pa•reil

Pronunciation: (non"pu-rel'), [key]
— adj.
  1. having no equal; peerless.
—n.
  1. a person or thing having no equal.
  2. a small pellet of colored sugar for decorating candy, cake, and cookies.
  3. a flat, round, bite-sized piece of chocolate covered with this sugar.
  4. See
    1. a 6-point type.
    2. a slug occupying 6 points of space between lines.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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