noun car·ton·nage \¦kärtən¦äzh\

Definition of cartonnage



  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of cartonnage

French, from carton pasteboard + -age

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to criticize severely

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