Definition of parchment
1 : the skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on
2 : strong, tough, and often somewhat translucent paper made to resemble parchment
3 : a parchment manuscript; also : an academic diploma
Examples of parchment in a Sentence
Ancient people wrote on parchment.
a parchment dating back to ancient times
Line the pan with a sheet of parchment.
Recent Examples of parchment from the Web
Making matters worse, parchment became incredibly expensive during the Middle Ages.
Line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on each of the long sides, and butter.
Let the excess run off and set on parchment paper until it is set.
Line a 9-by-13-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment, then arrange ices in alternating rows, leaving room for a stack of blue napkins.
Roll each log of dough in parchment paper and freeze for 1 hour.
A mezuzah is a parchment inscribed with religious texts and attached in a case to the doorpost of a Jewish house as a sign of faith.
For the cake: Butter a 9 by 2-inch deep cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
Before serving, gently lift parchment paper, removing bars from pan.
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Origin and Etymology of parchment
Middle English parchemin, from Anglo-French, modification of Latin pergamena, from Greek pergamēnē, from feminine of Pergamēnos of Pergamum, from Pergamon Pergamum
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
PARCHMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of parchment for English Language Learners
: paper made from the skin of a sheep or goat
: a document written on parchment
: strong and thick paper; especially : strong, tough paper that is used by cooks
PARCHMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of parchment for Students
1 : the skin of a sheep or goat prepared so that it can be written on
2 : strong tough paper used in baking and in wrapping food
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