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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the island of Páros or its inhabitants.
  • adj. Of or being a type of white, semitranslucent marble quarried at Páros and highly valued in ancient times for making sculptures.
  • adj. Of or being a fine white porcelain.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Páros.
  • n. Parian marble.
  • n. Parian porcelain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Paros.
  • n. A ceramic ware, a kind of bisque porcelain, supposed to resemble the fine-textured white marble of Paros.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Paros, an island in the Ægean Sea noted for its excellent statuary marble.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Paros.
  • n. A ceramic ware, resembling unglazed porcelain biscuit, of which are made statuettes, ornaments, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Paros, an island in the Ægean Sea.
  • n. A fine variety of porcelain, or porcelain clay, of which statuettes, etc., are made: so named from the resemblance of work in it to white marble.
  • n. A native of Paros.

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