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parison

[par-uh-suh n] /ˈpær ə sən/
noun
1.
a partially shaped mass of molten glass.
2.
a hollow tube of plastic to be formed into a hollow object, as a bottle, by blow molding.
Also, paraison.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < French paraison, derivative of parer to prepare < Latin parāre
Related forms
parisonic
[par-uh-son-ik] /ˌpær əˈsɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for parison

parison

/ˈpærɪsən/
noun
1.
an unshaped mass of glass before it is moulded into its final form
Word Origin
C19: from French paraison, from parer to prepare
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