rice paper


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

Full Definition of RICE PAPER

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

Origin of RICE PAPER

from its resemblance to paper made from rice straw
First Known Use: 1822


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