parrock

noun

par·​rock
ˈparək
plural -s
dialectal, British
: a small field : paddock

Word History

Etymology

Middle English parrok, from Old English pearroc fence, enclosure; akin to Middle Dutch parc, perc, parric enclosure, Old High German pfarrih, pferrih; all from a prehistoric West Germanic word borrowed from (assumed) Vulgar Latin parricus enclosure (whence Medieval Latin parricus)

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“Parrock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parrock. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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