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wax paper

or waxed pa·per

[waks pey-per or wakst pey-per]
noun
  1. a whitish, translucent wrapping paper made moistureproof by a paraffin coating.
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Origin of wax paper

First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for wax paper

Historical Examples

  • I have not tried it for developing in the wax-paper or other paper process.

    Notes and Queries, Number 184, May 7, 1853

    Various

  • Lester stood among them, eating a churro in a piece of wax-paper.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow

  • Just wrap the dough in wax-paper so that it does not dry out.

  • Margy was, however, quite as pleased with the wax-paper cups as Mun Bun was.


British Dictionary definitions for wax paper

wax paper

noun
  1. paper treated or coated with wax or paraffin to make it waterproof
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