parison

[ par-uh-suhn ]
/ ˈpær ə sən /

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.

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Also paraison.

Origin of parison

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

OTHER WORDS FROM parison

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