papery

[pey-puh-ree]

adjective

like paper; thin or flimsy: the papery petals of the narcissus.

Origin of papery

First recorded in 1620–30; paper + -y1
Related formspa·per·i·ness, noun
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papery

adjective

like paper, esp in thinness, flimsiness, or dryness
Derived Formspaperiness, noun
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