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Meaning of PARING

Pronunciation:  'pehreeng

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\Par"ing\, n. [From {Pare}, v. t.]
1. The act of cutting off the surface or extremites of
   anything.

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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