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parent/ˈperənt/noun
pluralparents
parent
/ˈperənt/
noun
pluralparents
Learner's definition of PARENT  
[count]
: a person who is a father or mother : a person who has a child
— compare grandparent, stepparent
   b  : an animal or plant that produces a young animal or plant
: something out of which another thing has developed — usually used before another noun
   b  : a company or organization that owns and controls a smaller company or organization — often used before another noun

— parental

/pəˈrɛntl̟/adjective,always used before a noun
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