- 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.
Origin of parison
1825–35; < French paraison, derivative of parer to prepare < Latin parāre
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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
- 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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