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Chris -- 2015-05-30
‘Parboil’ now means to partly or preliminarily cook by boiling. According to the OED it’s from the Latin ‘perbullirer, ” ‘to boil thoroughly,’ confused with PART.” An eggcornish interpretation reversed the meaning, roughly.