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1. Something, such as a skin or peel, that has been pared off.
2. The act of removing the outer covering or skin.
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(often plural) something pared or cut off
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|Noun||1.||paring - a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something|
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
splint - a thin sliver of wood; "he lit the fire with a burning splint"
turning - a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe
|2.||paring - (usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that is pared or cut off; especially the skin or peel; "she could peel an apple with a single long paring"|
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
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