- a thermoplastic copolymer of vinylidene chloride and usually small amounts of vinyl chloride or acrylonitrile: used as a fiber, for packaging, and for making acid-resistant pipe.
Origin of saran
An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; formerly trademark
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Examples from the Web for saran
For his next image, Albanese wants to try to use Saran wrap, or some kind of thin plastic, to depict an ocean scene.Matthew Albanese's Strange Worlds
February 11, 2010
General d'Aurelle had retired to Saran on the evening of the 3rd.The Franco-German War of 1870-71
Count Helmuth, von Moltke
Bill had the best of reasons for dreading the denizens of the Saran desert.
His claim as to their persons was not disputed; they were his by Saran custom.
The bishop, rather than see so much innocent blood flow, consented to baptize Saran on the spot.
Saran answered that he would spare the captives, if Olcan would promise him eternal life.
- any one of a class of thermoplastic resins based on vinylidene chloride, used in fibres, moulded articles, and coatings
C20: after Saran, trademark coined by the Dow Chemical Co
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Word Origin and History for saran
U.S. trademark name for PVC used as a cling-film, 1940, by Dow Chemical Company.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper