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parr

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noun, plural parrs, (especially collectively) parr.
  1. a young salmon, having dark crossbars on its sides.
  2. the young of certain other fishes, as the codfish.

Origin of parr

First recorded in 1705–15; origin uncertain

Parr

[pahr]
noun
  1. Catherine. Catherine Parr.
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  • "Make me as old as Dr. Parr or old Galen's head, if you like," was the answer.

    Shoulder-Straps

    Henry Morford

  • Parr explained that this stranger was prepared to give lessons in Arabic.

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman

  • When he had recovered from her simplicity, Parr prepared to tell her what she had come to hear.

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman

  • Parr showed his downcast eyelids and lantern jaws in the doorway.

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman

  • Her ring was answered by Parr's niece, the woman with the sleek bandeaux.

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman


British Dictionary definitions for parr

parr

noun plural parrs or parr
  1. a salmon up to two years of age, with dark spots and transverse bands

Word Origin

C18: of unknown origin

Parr

noun
  1. Catherine. 1512–48, sixth wife of Henry VIII of England
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Word Origin and History for parr

n.

"young salmon," c.1720, Scottish, of unknown origin.

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