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Meaning of PARING

Pronunciation:  'pehreeng

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that is pared or cut off; especially the skin or peel; "she could peel an apple with a single long paring"
  2. [n]  a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

PARING is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: shaving, sliver
 See Also: fragment, object, physical object, splint



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Par"ing\, n. [From {Pare}, v. t.]
1. The act of cutting off the surface or extremites of

2. That which is pared off. --Pope.

         Pare off the surface of the earth, and with the
         parings raise your hills.             --Mortimer.

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