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parchment

noun parch·ment \ˈpärch-mənt\

: paper made from the skin of a sheep or goat

: a document written on parchment

: strong and thick paper; especially : strong, tough paper that is used by cooks

Full Definition of PARCHMENT

1
:  the skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on
2
:  strong, tough, and often somewhat translucent paper made to resemble parchment
3
:  a parchment manuscript; also :  an academic diploma
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Examples of PARCHMENT

  1. Ancient people wrote on parchment.
  2. a parchment dating back to ancient times
  3. Line the pan with a sheet of parchment.

Origin of PARCHMENT

Middle English parchemin, from Anglo-French, modification of Latin pergamena, from Greek pergamēnē, from feminine of Pergamēnos of Pergamum, from Pergamon Pergamum
First Known Use: 14th century
PARCHMENT Defined for Kids

parchment

noun parch·ment \ˈpärch-mənt\

Definition of PARCHMENT for Kids

1
:  the skin of a sheep or goat prepared so that it can be written on
2
:  strong tough paper used in baking and in wrapping food

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