[pahr ek-suh-lahns, ek-suh-lans; French pa-rek-se-lahns] /pɑr ˌɛk səˈlɑns, ˈɛk səˌlæns; French pa rɛk sɛˈlɑ̃s/
being an example of excellence; superior; preeminent:
a chef par excellence.
above all; preeminently.
/par ɛksɛlɑ̃s; English pɑːr ˈɛksələns/
to a degree of excellence; beyond comparison: she is the charitable lady par excellence
French, from Latin per excellentiam “by the way of excellence.” From French par “by way of, by means of,” from Latin per (see per). For second element see excellence.
[pahr-fey] /pɑrˈfeɪ/ noun 1. a dessert of ice cream and fruit or ice cream and syrup in alternate layers, often topped with whipped cream and served in a tall, narrow, short-stemmed glass. 2. any frozen dessert in which fruit, nuts, etc., have been folded into whipped cream or egg custard. /pɑːˈfeɪ/ noun 1. a rich […]
[pahr-flesh, pahr-flesh] /ˈpɑr flɛʃ, pɑrˈflɛʃ/ noun 1. a rawhide that has been dried after having been soaked in a solution of lye and water to remove the hair. 2. an article or object, as a case, pouch, etc., made of such rawhide. /ˈpɑːflɛʃ/ noun (US & Canadian) 1. a sheet of rawhide that has been […]
[pahr-foh-kuh l] /pɑrˈfoʊ kəl/ adjective, Optics. 1. of or relating to different eyepieces (of telescopes or microscopes) that all focus their images in the same plane, so that they can be interchanged without readjusting the instrument.
[par-fœn] /parˈfœ̃/ noun, French. 1. . noun perfume, scent Word Origin French ‘perfume’ or ‘flavor’