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rice paper

noun

Simple Definition of rice paper

  • : a type of thin paper that is made from an Asian plant

  • : a food that looks like paper and that is used for wrapping other foods

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rice paper

  1. :  a thin papery material made from the pith of a small Asian tree or shrub (Tetrapanax papyriferum) of the ginseng family

Origin and Etymology of rice paper

from its resemblance to paper made from rice straw


First Known Use: 1822


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