butcher paper

noun

Definition of butcher paper

: heavy brown or white paper used especially for wrapping meats

Examples of butcher paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The idea is that the ribs are smoked for three hours, wrapped in foil or butcher paper for another two hours then sauced and allowed to finish for the final hour. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "Chuck’s Food Shack: How to make the best baby back ribs ever," 7 Sep. 2020 Finish with a secret weapon — regular, unprinted brown packing or butcher paper, which will won’t streak or leave lint like paper towels can. Elizabeth Sheldon, Good Housekeeping, "What to Clean If You Have Ten Minutes — Or an Hour," 1 Sep. 2020 Instead of white tablecloths, the tables were covered in brown butcher paper, to be replaced for each new party. Mike Hixenbaugh, NBC News, "Restaurants are open again in Texas — with some big changes. Is it safe to eat out?," 13 May 2020 The white cloth atop our table was covered in brown butcher paper. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "I got an early glimpse of the future of dining. Here's what it looks like.," 26 May 2020 Inside the conference rooms, the walls are plastered with maps of the state of Alabama, organizational charts with contact information for the leaders of various divisions and status updates written on butcher paper. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, "Inside Alabama’s COVID-19 command center," 6 May 2020 Tyson set up a deli case stocked with meatballs, bacon-style strips and other dog treats, which employees wrapped in butcher paper for trade show visitors. Roy Rivenburg, Los Angeles Times, "Is that a cricket in the dog bowl? There’s no shortage of exotic and luxury pet food," 8 Apr. 2020 Any waterfowl needs to be washed and packaged in airtight butcher paper or bags for prolonged freezer life. Brad Fenson, Outdoor Life, "8 Ways to Prepare Snow Goose Meat," 2 Apr. 2020 The room’s walls were plastered with long strips of butcher paper, where information about the patients and a timeline had been scribbled in thick black marker. Ben Dooley, New York Times, "Cruise Ship’s Coronavirus Outbreak Leaves Crew Nowhere to Hide," 10 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of butcher paper

1896, in the meaning defined above

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10 Sep 2020

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“Butcher paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butcher%20paper. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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