parison

[ par-uh-suhn ]

noun
  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.

Origin of parison

1
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

Words Nearby parison

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How to use parison in a sentence

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

Origin of parison

1
C19: from French paraison, from parer to prepare

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