pe·​nu·​che pə-ˈnü-chē How to pronounce penuche (audio)
variants or less commonly panocha
: fudge made usually of brown sugar, butter, cream or milk, and nuts

Examples of penuche in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their nine flavors include chocolate, chocolate walnut, mint chocolate swirl, sea salt caramel, vanilla, peanut butter and chocolate, penuche plain, penuche nut, rocky road and chocolate coconut. Kaitlyn Keegan, Hartford Courant, 16 June 2022 Along with some of the more typical flavors including milk chocolate and peanut butter, the Nutmeg has butterbeer, cheesecake, buckeye, penuche, tiger butter and milk walnut. Kaitlyn Keegan, Hartford Courant, 16 June 2022

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Word History


Mexican Spanish panocha raw sugar, from Spanish, ear of maize, ultimately from Latin panicula panicle — more at panicle

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of penuche was in 1871

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Cite this Entry

“Penuche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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