paper, usually superior in quality, made from pure linen or from substitutes that produce a similar paper finish.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of linen paper
First recorded in 1720–30
Words nearby linen paper
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Example sentences from the Web for linen paper
Linen paper.In the fourteenth century linen-paper began to be made; at first mixed with wool, and then of pure linen.Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times|J. Henry Middleton
British Dictionary definitions for linen paper
paper made from flax fibres or having a similar texture
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