- having no equal; peerless.
- a person or thing having no equal.
- a small pellet of colored sugar for decorating candy, cake, and cookies.
- a flat, round, bite-sized piece of chocolate covered with this sugar.
- painted bunting.
- a 6-point type.
- a slug occupying 6 points of space between lines.
- a person or thing that is unsurpassed or unmatched; peerless example
- (formerly) a size of printers’ type equal to 6 point
- US a small bead of coloured sugar used to decorate cakes, biscuits, etc
- mainly US a flat round piece of chocolate covered with this sugar
- having no match or equal; peerless
adj.late 15c., “having no equal,” from Middle French nonpareil “unequalled, peerless,” from non- “not” (see non-) + pareil “equal.” The noun meaning “an unequaled person or thing” is from 1590s; first applied to a kind of candy 1690s. As the name of a printing type (6 point size) it is attested from 1640s.