paring definition

  • noun:
    • some thing, such as a skin or peel, that's been pared down.
    • The work of removing the exterior covering or epidermis.
    • A fragment or shaving that is pared.
    • The work of cutting off the top or extremites of any such thing.
    • That which is pared off.
    • The work of trimming anything, or of lowering it in proportions or thickness by cutting or shaving down little portions from the surface or extremity.
    • That which is pared down; a thin piece slashed, cut, or shaved down; for this reason, a scrap: because, cheese-parings; the parings of grass-lands.
    • The rind or outermost crust.
    • a thin fragment or piece (especially of wood) that's been shaved from something
    • (usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that's pared or cut-off; particularly the skin or peel
  • verb:
    • Present participle of pare.

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