plural -s
: the material of which many Egyptian mummy cases are made consisting of linen or papyrus glued together in many thicknesses and usually coated with stucco
also : a mummy case made of such material

Word History


French, from carton pasteboard + -age

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“Cartonnage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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