rice paper

[ rahys-pey-per ]

  1. a Chinese or Japanese paper made from the pith of the rice-paper tree or certain other plants, cut and pressed into thin sheets: a watercolor painting on rice paper.

  2. a thin paper made from the straw of the rice plant, as in China.

  1. (in Southeast Asian cuisine) an almost translucent sheet made from a dough of rice flour and water, used for wrapping spring rolls and other foods.

Origin of rice paper

First recorded in 1810–15

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British Dictionary definitions for rice paper

rice paper

  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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