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  1. a strong, thin, glazed, semitransparent paper, often made into small bags, used for packaging foods, for book jackets, etc.
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Origin of glassine

First recorded in 1915–20; glass + -ine1
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Historical Examples of glassine

  • It was of sulphite fiber inside, and glassine outside; a style afterward reversed, so as to have the glassine the inner tube.

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British Dictionary definitions for glassine


  1. a glazed translucent paper used for book jackets
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