parison

noun (1)
par·ison | \ˈparəˌsän\
plural -s

Definition of parison 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: even balance between the members of a sentence

parison

noun (2)
par·i·son | \ˈparəsən\
variants: or less commonly paraison \", -rəˌzän \
plural -s

Definition of parison (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a gob of glass that has been partially shaped or molded into an object

2 : a receptacle in a bottle-making machine from which the exact amount of metal for making a bottle is fed down

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Other Words from parison

Noun (1)

parisonic \¦⸗⸗¦sänik \ adjective

History and Etymology for parison

Noun (1)

Greek, neuter of parisos almost equal, evenly balanced, from par- para- entry 1 + isos equal

Noun (2)

French paraison, from parer to prepare

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