tissue paper

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noun

a very thin, almost transparent paper used for wrapping delicate articles, covering illustrations in books, copying letters, etc.

Origin of tissue paper

First recorded in 1770–80
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tissue paper

noun

very thin soft delicate paper used to wrap breakable goods, as decoration, etc
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