parison

[ par-uh-suh n ]
/ ˈpær ə sən /
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noun

a partially shaped mass of molten glass.
a hollow tube of plastic to be formed into a hollow object, as a bottle, by blow molding.

Nearby words

  1. parish register,
  2. parishad,
  3. parishioner,
  4. parisian,
  5. parisienne,
  6. parisonic,
  7. parisyllabic,
  8. parity,
  9. parity check,
  10. parity conjugation

Also paraison.

Origin of parison

1825–35; < French paraison, derivative of parer to prepare < Latin parāre

Related formspar·i·son·ic [par-uh-son-ik] /ˌpær əˈsɒn ɪk/, adjective

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Examples from the Web for parison

  • I hope the gen'lmen and der fair sex will scuse my usin' an or'nary sort o' 'parison.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin|Harriet Beecher Stowe


British Dictionary definitions for parison

parison

/ (ˈpærɪsən) /

noun

an unshaped mass of glass before it is moulded into its final form

Word Origin for parison

C19: from French paraison, from parer to prepare

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