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paragon (noun) – 1. A model of excellence or perfection of a kind; a peerless example.
2. (a) An unflawed diamond weighing at least 100 carats.
(b) A very large spherical pearl.
3. (Printing) A type size of 20 points.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The English noun paragon comes from Middle French, from Old Italian paragone ?touch stone,? a derivative of the verb paragonare ?to test on a touchstone or whetstone.? The Italian words perhaps derive from Greek parakon?n ?to sharpen, whet,? formed from the prefix and preposition para-?beside, alongside? and akon?n ?to sharpen, whet,? a derivative of ak?n? ?whetstone, bone.? Paragon entered English in the mid-16th century.