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parcel

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɑː.səl/ us    /ˈpɑːr-/

parcel noun [C] (TO SEND)

B1 mainly UK ( US usually package) an object or collection of objects wrapped in paper, especially so that it can be sent by post: a food parcel The parcel was wrapped in plain brown paper.
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parcel noun [C] (LAND)

mainly US ( UK usually plot) an area of land: a 60-acre parcel
Translations of “parcel”
in Korean 소포…
in Arabic طَرْد…
in French colis…
in Turkish paket, koli…
in Italian pacco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寄, 包裹,郵包…
in Russian посылка…
in Polish paczka…
in Spanish paquete…
in Portuguese pacote…
in German das Päckchen…
in Catalan paquet…
in Japanese 小包…
in Chinese (Simplified) 寄, 包裹,邮包…
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