[par-uh-suh n]
  1. a partially shaped mass of molten glass.
  2. a hollow tube of plastic to be formed into a hollow object, as a bottle, by blow molding.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for parison

Historical Examples of 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


  1. 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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