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Definition of parcel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1= package
  2. 2a piece of land 50 five-acre parcels have already been sold.
  3. 3a small amount of food that is wrapped in something, usually pastry, before it is cooked filo pastry parcels cheese and spinach parcels Fold up the pastry to form a parcel.
  4. Idioms
    part and parcel of something
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    an essential part of something Keeping the accounts is part and parcel of my job.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: parcel