(Parch), v. i. To become scorched or superficially burnt; to be very dry. "Parch in Afric sun." Shak.
(Parch"ed*ness), n. The state of being parched.
(Par*che"si) n. See Pachisi.
(Parch"ing) a. Scorching; burning; drying. "Summer's parching heat." Shak. Parch"ing*ly,
(Parch"ment) n. [OE. parchemin, perchemin, F. parchemin, LL. pergamenum, L. pergamena,
pergamina, fr. L. Pergamenus of or belonging to Pergamus an ancient city of Mysia in Asia Minor,
where parchment was first used.]
1. The skin of a lamb, sheep, goat, young calf, or other animal, prepared for writing on. See Vellum.
But here's a parchment with the seal of Cæsar.Shak.
2. The envelope of the coffee grains, inside the pulp.
Parchment paper. See Papyrine.
(Par"ci*ty) n. [L. parcitas, fr. parcus sparing.] Sparingless. [Obs.]
(Par"close) n. [OF. See Perclose.] (Eccl. Arch.) A screen separating a chapel from the body
of the church. [Written also paraclose and perclose.] Hook.
(Pard) n. [L. pardus, Gr. pa`rdos; cf. Skr. p&rsdotdaku tiger, panther.] (Zoöl.) A leopard; a panther.
And more pinch-spotted make themShak.
Than pard or cat o'mountain.
(Par"dale) n. [L. pardalis, Gr. pa`rdalis. Cf. Pard.] (Zoöl.) A leopard. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Par*de" Par*die") , adv. or interj. [F. pardi, for par Dieu by God.] Certainly; surely; truly; verily;
originally an oath. [Written also pardee, pardieux, perdie, etc.] [Obs.]
He was, parde, an old fellow of yours.Chaucer.
Pardine lynx (Zoöl.), a species of lynx (Felis pardina) inhabiting Southern Europe. Its color is rufous,
spotted with black.
(Par"dine) a. (Zoöl.) Spotted like a pard.
(Par"do) n. [Pg. pardao, fr. Skr. pratapa splendor, majesty.] A money of account in Goa,
India, equivalent to about 2s. 6d. sterling. or 60 cts.
(Par"don) n. [F., fr. pardonner to pardon. See Pardon, v. t.]
1. The act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission
of punishment; absolution.
Pardon, my lord, for me and for my tidings.Shak.
But infinite in pardon was my judge.Milton.
Used in expressing courteous denial or contradiction; as, I crave your pardon; or in indicating that one
has not understood another; as, I beg pardon.