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papier-mâché

1papier–mâché

noun pa·pier–mâ·ché \ˌpā-pər-mə-ˈshā, ˌpa-ˌpyā-mə-, -(ˌ)ma-\

: a material that is made of paper mixed with water, glue, and other substances and that hardens as it dries

Full Definition of PAPIER-MÂCHÉ

:  a light strong molding material of wastepaper pulped with glue and other additives

Origin of PAPIER-MÂCHÉ

French, literally, chewed paper
First Known Use: 1753

2papier–mâché

adjective

Definition of PAPIER-MÂCHÉ

1
:  formed of papier-mâché

First Known Use of PAPIER-MÂCHÉ

1753

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