cellophane

[ sel-uh-feyn ]
/ ˈsɛl əˌfeɪn /

noun

a transparent, paperlike product of viscose, impervious to moisture, germs, etc., used to wrap and package food, tobacco, etc.

adjective

of, made of, or resembling cellophane.

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Origin of cellophane

First recorded in1910–15; formerly trademark
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British Dictionary definitions for cellophane

Cellophane
/ (ˈsɛləˌfeɪn) /

noun

trademark a flexible thin transparent sheeting made from wood pulp and used as a moisture-proof wrapping

Word Origin for Cellophane

C20: from cellulose + -phane
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