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English definition of “paring”

paring

noun [C usually plural]     /ˈpeə.rɪŋ/ US  /ˈper.ɪŋ/
a thin piece that has been cut away from something: We feed most of our vegetable parings to the guinea pigs.Words meaning small pieces and amounts
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