parchment paper

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noun

a waterproof and grease-resistant paper produced by treating ordinary paper with concentrated sulfuric acid.

Nearby words

  1. parch,
  2. parched,
  3. parchedly,
  4. parcheesi,
  5. parchment,
  6. parchment worm,
  7. parchmentize,
  8. parclose,
  9. parcours,
  10. parcourse

Origin of parchment paper

First recorded in 1855–60

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