pa·nache /pəˈnæʃ, ˈnɑʃ/
1. A plume or bunch of feathers, esp. such a bunch worn on the helmet; any military plume, or ornamental group of feathers.
A panache of variegated plumes. --Prescott.
n 1: distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the
confident dash of a cavalry officer" [syn: dash, elan,
2: a feathered plume on a helmet