papery

adjective pa·pery \ ˈpā-p(ə-)rē \

Definition of papery

: resembling paper in thinness or consistency
  • papery leaves
  • papery silk

paperiness

noun

Examples of papery in a Sentence

  1. a berry with papery skin

  2. the papery wing of a moth

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Definition of papery for English Language Learners

  • : very thin or dry like paper


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papery

adjective pa·pery \ ˈpā-pə-rē \

Definition of papery for Students

: very thin or dry

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