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rice paper

a thin paper made from the straw of rice, as in China.
a Chinese paper consisting of the pith of certain plants cut and pressed into thin sheets.
Origin of rice paper
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • rice paper is made of the pith of a tree found only in Formosa.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • This is a rare example of the use of rice paper for a wall covering.

    Old Time Wall Papers Katherine Abbott Sanborn
  • He took some soiled sheets of China rice paper from his chawat.

    The Argus Pheasant John Charles Beecham
  • Let a drop of the solution fall on a piece of tissue or rice paper.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • The first thing Tarling saw, when he turned on the light, was a strip of rice paper on which the ink was scarcely dry.

    The Daffodil Mystery

    Edgar Wallace
  • He pointed to a graceful little aeroplane made of bamboo sticks and rice paper.

  • It is of the kind known as rice paper although it has no connection whatever with rice.

    Tobacco Leaves W. A. Brennan
  • Fortunately the windows are only covered with rice paper, so I was saved that inconvenience.

    East of Suez William Somerset Maugham
  • He heard the rustle of rice paper—Whong Lee wrapping up some Ginsing roots perhaps.

    Mystery Wings Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for rice paper

rice paper

a thin semitransparent edible paper made from the straw of rice, on which macaroons and similar cakes are baked
a thin delicate Chinese paper made from an araliaceous plant, Tetrapanax papyriferum (rice-paper plant) of Taiwan, the pith of which is pared and flattened into sheets
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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