glassine

noun
glass·​ine | \ gla-ˈsēn How to pronounce glassine (audio) \

Definition of glassine

: a thin dense transparent or semitransparent paper highly resistant to the passage of air and grease

Examples of glassine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fried balls of jasmine rice, fragrant with coconut nestled against aromatic sausage, lettuce leaves, tender sprigs of cilantro, and glassine fried makrut lime leaves and bird’s eye chile. Washington Post, 27 June 2021 And according to court documents, before the DNA tests were done, a glassine envelope which contained the paint chip was checked out overnight — signed out to the same criminalist who had matched the blood on it to Cooper. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 21 Mar. 2020 The New York Drug Enforcement Task Force raided an apartment on Monday and found all six suspects packing hundreds of thousands of glassine envelopes with powdered drugs valued at $7 million. Tim Pearce, Washington Examiner, 29 Jan. 2020 Nearby were the telltale signs of drug use: empty vials, glassine envelopes and a powdery mixture. Azi Paybarah, New York Times, 3 Oct. 2019 The acetylfentanyl — the substance found in the glassine — was not in Ms. Rojas’s body. Annie Correal, New York Times, 9 Aug. 2019 Inside, the agent found 111 glassine envelopes, each containing cactus seeds. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, 3 July 2019 Mure claimed four glassine bags of heroin were found in the woman’s wallet when police pulled her and O’Connell over and that marijuana was later found in her shoe at the station house. Fox News, 2 Oct. 2018 Mure claimed four glassine bags of heroin were found in the woman’s wallet when police pulled her and O’Connell over and that marijuana was later found in her shoe at the station house. Fox News, 2 Oct. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of glassine

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Glassine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glassine. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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