American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A coarse grade of Mexican sugar.
- n. Variants of penuche.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico.
- n. fudge made with brown sugar and butter and milk and nuts
- American Spanish, probably from Spanish panoja, panocha, ear of grain, panicle, from Latin pānicula; see panicle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“My advice: tell him your panocha is going to get manicured by the next hot Mexican gardener you meet, and he'll shape up pronto, because the only thing that'll motivate an hombre to do what a woman wants is the prospect of losing his gabacho to another wab.”
“In "Guadalupe Sex Goddess," Cisneros shockingly and explicitly compared her panocha to the Virgen's.”
“I want to lift up her dress as I did my dolls, and look to see if she comes with chones, and does her panocha look like mine, and does she have dark nipples too?”
“By 1731 Todos Santos was producing 200 burro-loads of panocha — raw brown sugar — annually, along with figs, pomegranates, citrus, and grapes.”
“As he wandered about viewing cactus syrup, sweet, brown panocha-candy, fruit, dried meat, blankets, saddles, Drew was again aware of the almost strident color of this country.”
“When news arrived that a ship was coming down the coast, elder sisters became very kind and attentive to younger brothers, who accepted panocha”
“Maize, rice, sugar (cane and panocha), and wheat are grown for home consumption.”
“These flesh tacos are so caliente, we can't help but praise that panocha.”
“- fermented to produce wine (locally known as tuba), alcohol and vinegar; made into syrup, sugar, jam, muscovado sugar (panocha) and starch.”
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