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parchment

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noun parch·ment \ˈpärch-mənt\

Simple Definition of parchment

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of parchment

  1. 1 :  the skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on

  2. 2 :  strong, tough, and often somewhat translucent paper made to resemble parchment

  3. 3 :  a parchment manuscript; also :  an academic diploma

Examples of parchment in a sentence

  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

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noun parch·ment \ˈpärch-mənt\

Definition of parchment for Students

  1. 1 :  the skin of a sheep or goat prepared so that it can be written on

  2. 2 :  strong tough paper used in baking and in wrapping food





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