Origin of parchment
Examples from the Web for parchment
Fold the parchment paper with the dry ingredients in half and pour into the stand mixer.
Place the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt on parchment or wax paper.
Cover crust with parchment paper and pour in baking beans or weights.
Place the package, folded side up, on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
Sift the dry ingredients over a piece of parchment paper and then pour into a medium bowl.
The buildings contained in the enceinte are low, with narrow windows, in which parchment is substituted for glass.The Prairie Flower|Gustave Aimard
The netting is made of deerskin, with the hair removed, and allowed to dry into a condition usually known as parchment.Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory|Lucien Turner
She was brown, with skin like parchment, and piteously thin.Bayou Folk|Kate Chopin
He wanted a press by the aid of which he could obtain a clear impression on parchment or paper.The Printed Book|Henri Bouchot
His parchment face was flushed and his melancholy eyes glittered as they roved round the brilliant room.The Mandarin's Fan|Fergus Hume
British Dictionary definitions for parchment
Word Origin for parchment
Word Origin and History for parchment
c.1300, parchemin (c.1200 as a surname), from Old French parchemin (11c., Old North French parcamin), from Late Latin pergamena "parchment," noun use of adjective (as in pergamena charta, Pliny), from Late Greek pergamenon "of Pergamon," from Pergamon "Pergamum" (modern Bergama), city in Mysia in Asia Minor where parchment supposedly first was adopted as a substitute for papyrus, 2c. B.C.E. Possibly influenced in Vulgar Latin by Latin parthica (pellis) "Parthian (leather)." Altered in Middle English by confusion with nouns in -ment and by influence of Medieval Latin collateral form pergamentum.