Origin of nonpareilFrench from non, not + pareil, equal from Vulgar Latin an unverified form pariculus, diminutive of Classical Latin par, equal, par
- someone or something unequaled or unrivaled
- painted bunting
- any of certain tiny, variously colored pellets of sugar used to decorate cakes, cookies, etc.
- a small, rounded wafer of chocolate covered with such pellets