paring knife


Definition of paring knife

: a small short-bladed knife (as for paring fruit)

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Step 2 Holding mango in the palm of your hand, slice or dice the flesh with a paring knife, being sure not to cut all the way through the skin. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, "Here's Your Step-by-Step Guide on How to Cut a Mango," 2 Aug. 2019 Pierce the eggplants in several places with a paring knife, then place them on a baking sheet (or directly onto the grill grate). Robin Mather,, "Middle Eastern dips and spreads to bump hummus off your summer menu," 26 July 2019 Using a paring knife, remove the orange peel, along any of the white pith. Jeff Koehler, Twin Cities, "With these Moroccan salads, vegetables come first — and in dazzling abundance," 8 Aug. 2019 Transfer pot to oven and cook until swordfish flakes apart when gently prodded with paring knife and registers 140 F, 35 to 40 minutes. Washington Post, "Low oven temperature and cucumber can make swordfish shine," 22 July 2019 Roast until center is still translucent when checked with tip of paring knife and registers 120 F (for medium-rare), 4 to 6 minutes. Washington Post, "For this roasted salmon, skip the butter and go for relish," 29 July 2019 Using a small paring knife, cut a small circle around the core. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Erling Wu-Bower shares his signature recipes," 27 July 2019 Long slender blades, paring knives, a butcher’s cleaver., "Don’t worry, Dad, I remember you," 16 June 2019 With a paring knife cut 5-6 vents on top to allow the steam to escape. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Fourth of July Recipe: Simmer + Sauce’s Bluebarb Pie," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of paring knife

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of paring knife

: a small knife with a short blade used especially for cutting fruit and vegetables

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