Etymology
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panocha (n.)

also panoche, "coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico," 1847, from American Spanish panocha "brown sugar," perhaps ultimately from Latin panucula "tuft," diminutive of panus "tuft, swelling; ear of millet," from PIE root *pa- "to feed."

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Definitions of panocha

panocha (n.)
fudge made with brown sugar and butter and milk and nuts;
Synonyms: penuche / penoche / panoche
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