curlpaper

or curl pa·per

[ kurl-pey-per ]
/ ˈkɜrlˌpeɪ pər /
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noun

a piece of paper on which a lock of hair is rolled up tightly, to remain until the hair is fixed in a curl.

Origin of curlpaper

First recorded in 1810–20; curl + paper
Related formscurl-pa·pered, adjective
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curlpaper

/ (ˈkɜːlˌpeɪpə) /

noun

a strip of paper used to roll up and set a section of hair, usually wetted, into a curl
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