papery

adjective
pa·​pery | \ˈpā-p(ə-)rē \

Definition of papery 

: resembling paper in thinness or consistency papery leaves papery silk

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Other Words from papery

paperiness noun

Examples of papery in a Sentence

a berry with papery skin the papery wing of a moth

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Squeeze the garlic cloves out of their papery skins into a food processor or blender and pulse several times until smooth. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Smoked Garlic Potato Salad," 6 June 2018 Her skin was papery and quick to bleed, as a small scrape on her elbow demonstrated. Brett Martin, Outside Online, "Katie Lee, Our Lady of Glen Canyon," 24 May 2018 Gross notes that given the UK’s plan to transfer thousands of European laws to its own books, the question is again rearing its papery head. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "British Parliament Ditches Parchment for Paper," 8 May 2017 Reddish seed capsules and exfoliating papery bark extend the season for months. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, "Garden Q&A: Emerald ash borer," 4 May 2017 Dear Diary: Lined up in rows Folded in thin papery wrap Potato, kasha, or cherry cheese Mrs. Stahl’s knishes. Rhoda Elison Hirsch, New York Times, "Ode to Mrs. Stahl’s," 17 Apr. 2017 Gross notes that given the UK’s plan to transfer thousands of European laws to its own books, the question is again rearing its papery head. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "British Parliament Ditches Parchment for Paper," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of papery

1602, in the meaning defined above

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papery

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of papery

: very thin or dry like paper

papery

adjective
pa·​pery | \ˈpā-pə-rē \

Kids Definition of papery

: very thin or dry

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