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English noun: paring

1. paring (object) a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

Synonymsshaving, sliver

Broader (hypernym)fragment

Narrower (hyponym)splint, turning

2. paring (food) (usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that is pared or cut off; especially the skin or peel

SamplesShe could peel an apple with a single long paring.

Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

Domain usageplural, plural form

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