wax paper

or waxed pa·per

[waks pey-per or wakst pey-per]
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noun

a whitish, translucent wrapping paper made moistureproof by a paraffin coating.

Nearby words

  1. wax light,
  2. wax moth,
  3. wax museum,
  4. wax myrtle,
  5. wax palm,
  6. wax plant,
  7. wax tablet,
  8. wax tree,
  9. waxahachie,
  10. waxberry

Origin of wax paper

First recorded in 1835–45

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British Dictionary definitions for wax paper

wax paper

noun

paper treated or coated with wax or paraffin to make it waterproof
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