rice paper

noun
  1. a thin paper made from the straw of rice, as in China.
  2. a Chinese paper consisting of the pith of certain plants cut and pressed into thin sheets.

Origin of rice paper

First recorded in 1815–25
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rice paper

noun
  1. a thin semitransparent edible paper made from the straw of rice, on which macaroons and similar cakes are baked
  2. a thin delicate Chinese paper made from an araliaceous plant, Tetrapanax papyriferum (rice-paper plant) of Taiwan, the pith of which is pared and flattened into sheets
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