panache[ puh-nash, -nahsh ]SEE DEFINITION OF panache
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Panache d'Orlans, flesh, striped with rose and purple, distinct.
Now, what is this panache upon which "Cyrano" sets such a high value?
The representative of the panache among them was essentially Murat.
Thereupon he arose, and transferred the panache from his head to Hualpas.
Where two colors are used they are panache; if three, they are neapolitan.
The ear-flaps are hinged at the sides, and at the base of the skull is fixed the Panache, or plume-holder.
Those who stood near called it his panache, and said it was miracle-working.
He had a sense of humour, even when he wore the panache of General Boulanger, and opposed the Dreyfus proceedings.
The panache is literally a high plume, or bunch of plumes, that waves high above a commander's head-gear.
Maurice Maeterlinck employs the symbol instead of the sword; the psyche is his panache.
1550s, "a tuft or plume of feathers," from Middle French pennache "tuft of feathers," from Italian pennaccio, from Late Latin pinnaculum "small wing, gable, peak" (see pinnacle). Figurative sense of "display, swagger" first recorded 1898 (in translation of "Cyrano de Bergerac"), from French.