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parr

[pahr] /pɑr/
noun, plural parrs (especially collectively) parr.
1.
a young salmon, having dark crossbars on its sides.
2.
the young of certain other fishes, as the codfish.
Origin of parr
1705-1715
1705-15; origin uncertain

Parr

[pahr] /pɑr/
noun
1.
Catherine, Catherine Parr.
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  • parr explained that this stranger was prepared to give lessons in Arabic.

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  • parr showed his downcast eyelids and lantern jaws in the doorway.

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  • The beast-men threw stones until parr told them to stop—he could not help but wonder if those scurriers had once been men.

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  • When he had recovered from her simplicity, parr prepared to tell her what she had come to hear.

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  • parr was an arrogant old coxcomb, who abused the respectful kindness he received, and took his pipe into drawing-rooms.

  • Occasionally, when parr entered, it was as if he had interrupted a distressing scene.

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  • She entered the living room as parr and the taxi driver were carrying out the valises.

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  • Well, there is logic in that, as parr would say; you have heard of parr?

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British Dictionary definitions for parr

parr

/pɑː/
noun (pl) parrs, parr
1.
a salmon up to two years of age, with dark spots and transverse bands
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin

Parr

/pɑː/
noun
1.
Catherine. 1512–48, sixth wife of Henry VIII of England
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Word Origin and History for parr
n.

"young salmon," c.1720, Scottish, of unknown origin.

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