(Par"o*toid) a. [Parotid + -oid.] (Anat.) Resembling the parotid gland; applied especially to
cutaneous glandular elevations above the ear in many toads and frogs. n. A parotoid gland.
(||Pa*rou"si*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. . See Parusia.] (a) The nativity of our Lord. (b) The last day.
(||Par`o*va"ri*um) n. [NL. See Para-, and Ovarium.] (Anat.) A group of tubules, a remnant
of the Wolffian body, often found near the ovary or oviduct; the epoöphoron.
(Par"ox*ysm) n. [F. paroxysme, Gr. fr. to sharpen, irritate; para` beside, beyond + to sharpen,
1. (Med.) The fit, attack, or exacerbation, of a disease that occurs at intervals, or has decided remissions
or intermissions. Arbuthnot.
2. Any sudden and violent emotion; spasmodic passion or action; a convulsion; a fit.
The returning paroxysms of diffidence and despair.South.
(Par`ox*ys"mal) a. Of the nature of a paroxysm; characterized or accompanied by paroxysms; as,
a paroxysmal pain; paroxysmal temper. Par`ox*ys"mal*ly, adv.
(Par*ox"y*tone) n. [Gr. a. See Para-, and Oxytone.] (Gr. Gram.) A word having an
acute accent on the penultimate syllable.
(Par*quet") n. [F. See Parquetry.]
1. A body of seats on the floor of a music hall or theater nearest the orchestra; but commonly applied to
the whole lower floor of a theater, from the orchestra to the dress circle; the pit.
2. Same as Parquetry.
(Par"quet*age) n. See Parquetry.
(Par"quet*ed), a. Formed in parquetry; inlaid with wood in small and differently colored figures.
One room parqueted with yew, which I liked well.Evelyn.
(Par"quet*ry) n. [F. parqueterie, fr. parquet inlaid flooring, fr. parquet, dim. of parc an
inclosure. See Park.] A species of joinery or cabinet-work consisting of an inlay of geometric or other
patterns, generally of different colors, used especially for floors.
(Par*quette") n. See Parquet.
(Parr) n. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. bradan a salmon.] (Zoöl.) (a) A young salmon in the stage when it has
dark transverse bands; called also samlet, skegger, and fingerling. (b) A young leveret.
(Par"ra*keet` Par"a*keet`), n. [See Paroquet.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of small
parrots having a graduated tail, which is frequently very long; called also paroquet and paraquet.
Many of the Asiatic and Australian species belong to the genus Paleornis; others belong to Polytelis,
Platycercus, Psephotus, Euphema, and allied genera. The American parrakeets mostly belong to the
genus Conurus, as the Carolina parrakeet (C. Carolinensis).