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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: parboillir 'to boil thoroughly', from Late Latin, from Latin per- 'thoroughly' + bullire 'to boil'; influenced by part

parboil

verb
     
Related topics: Cooking
par‧boil [transitive]
DFC to boil something until it is partly cooked

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