penuche

noun
pe·​nu·​che | \ pə-ˈnü-chē How to pronounce penuche (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ pə-​ˈnō-​chə How to pronounce panocha (audio) \

Definition of penuche

: fudge made usually of brown sugar, butter, cream or milk, and nuts

First Known Use of penuche

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for penuche

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

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“Penuche.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penuche. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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