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1That which is pared from an apple; (a piece of) apple peel.
2The action of paring an apple; an instance of this.
3An event at which apples are pared; = apple bee.See also apple bee
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Stanley (1625–1678), poet and classical scholar.
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