Hypertext Webster Gateway: "nonesuch"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Nonesuch \None"such`\, n.
A person or thing of a sort that there is no other such;
something extraordinary; a thing that has not its equal. It
is given as a name to various objects, as to a choice variety
of apple, a species of medic ({Medicago lupulina}), a variety
of pottery clay, etc.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no
equal [syn: {ideal}, {paragon}, {nonpareil}, {saint}, {apotheosis},

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