|Origin:||Latin particula; PARTICLE|
1 especially British EnglishTCM
an object that has been wrapped in paper or put in a special envelope, especially so that it can be sent by post [= package]:
The parcel was delivered last week.
He sends regular food parcels to his family in Libya.
a parcel of clothes and blankets
an area of land that is part of a larger area which has been divided up
a parcel of farmland
3 British EnglishDF
a small quantity of food that has been wrapped up, usually in pastry