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pe·nu·chealso pe·nu·chi (pə-no͞o′chē) or pa·no·cha (-nō′chə) or pa·no·che (-chē)
A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, butter, cream or milk, and often chopped nuts.
[Variant of panocha.]
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(Cookery) a variant of panocha
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a fudge made of brown sugar, butter, milk, and usu. nuts.
[1945–50, Amer.; variant of panocha orig., raw sugar < Mexican Spanish; compare Sp panocha, variant of panoja ear of grain, panicle < Latin pānucula, pānicula; see panicle]
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