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paunce

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Etymology 1Edit

From Anglo-Norman pance, Middle French pans.

NounEdit

paunce (plural paunces)

  1. (obsolete) A piece of armour which covers the abdomen or lower body.
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Etymology 2Edit

See pansy.

NounEdit

paunce (plural paunces)

  1. Obsolete form of pansy.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.1:
      She secretly would search each daintie lim, / And throw into the well sweet Rosmaryes, / And fragrant violets, and Paunces trim []

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