Meaning of nonesuch in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnɒnsʌtʃ/


(also nonsuch)
  • 1 archaic A person or thing regarded as excellent or perfect.

    utmost, optimum, last word, very limit, height, epitome, peak, pinnacle, acme, apex, apogee, zenith, culmination, perfection, nonpareil, extreme, extremity
  • 2

    (also nonsuch)
    A small Eurasian medick which is widely grown as a constituent of grazing pasture.

    Medicago lupulina, family Leguminosae


Early 17th century coined on the pattern of nonpareil.