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cellophane

noun cel·lo·phane \ˈse-lə-ˌfān\

: a thin transparent material that is used for wrapping things

Full Definition of CELLOPHANE

:  regenerated cellulose in thin transparent sheets used especially for packaging
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Examples of CELLOPHANE

  1. He wrapped the gift basket in cellophane.

Origin of CELLOPHANE

French, from cellulose + -phane (as in diaphane diaphanous, from Medieval Latin diaphanus)
First Known Use: 1912
CELLOPHANE Defined for Kids

cellophane

noun cel·lo·phane \ˈse-lə-ˌfān\

Definition of CELLOPHANE for Kids

:  a thin clear material made from cellulose and used as a wrapping

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