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Meaning of PANACHE

Pronunciation:  pu'nash

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a feathered plume on a helmet
  2. [n]  distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"

PANACHE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: dash, elan, flair, style
 See Also: elegance, plume



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pa*nache"\, n. [F., fr. L. penna a feather. See {Pen} a
A plume or bunch of feathers, esp. such a bunch worn on the
helmet; any military plume, or ornamental group of feathers.

      A panache of variegated plumes.          --Prescott.

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