Definitions starting with P

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parch (2)

patch /pa(h)ch/ [Atlantic; cf. OED parch to dry, shrivel; US dial, to roast ADD] v. to toast or roast (especially grains): The peanuts are usually patched in the oven while the bennie usually patched in a pot (Nassau). (Gen.)

adj. [from past participle of PARCH 2 v.] (of grains) toasted; roasted: You mouth run like parch benny [i.e. you never stop talking] (Cat). (Gen)

Tags: adjective, food, verb

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Last update: 2011-10-20 01:27
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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