parchment

noun
parch·​ment | \ ˈpärch-mənt How to pronounce parchment (audio) \

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Divide dough in 2 and roll each portion between 2 sheets of parchment paper to 1/4 inch thick. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Easy Vanilla Sugar Cookies That'll Bring Spring Cheer to Your Holiday Table," 27 Mar. 2019 Shape dough into a ball, then transfer to a work surface and roll between two pieces of parchment paper to 1/8 inch thick. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Chamomile-Mascarpone Tart With Fresh Strawberries," 19 Mar. 2019 Line the bottom of a 9-in.-square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Frozen S'mores," 14 Mar. 2019 Place the buns on a flat baking tray covered with parchment paper, cover with a kitchen towel and leave to rise for another 20 minutes. Vogue, "Swedish Chef Sofia Wood Shares Two Recipes for Semlor Pastries—Plus Schnayderman’s Shirts Offers a Calorie-Free Option," 4 Mar. 2019 When ready to serve, use the parchment overhangs to lift and transfer the s'more to a cutting board. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Frozen S'mores," 14 Mar. 2019 Grease and line two 8-inch baking pans with a little unsalted butter and parchment paper cut to size. Nik Sharma, SFChronicle.com, "A Brown Kitchen: Mango layer cake for a fresh summer treat," 11 July 2018 Preheat the oven to 350°, and have 2 baking sheets lined with parchment nearby. Vitamix, Bon Appetit, "Granola Crumb Cookies," 11 June 2018 Remove foil and parchment; sprinkle the bread pudding with cheese. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Asparagus & Ham Bread Pudding," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of parchment

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for parchment

Middle English parchemin, from Anglo-French, modification of Latin pergamena, from Greek pergamēnē, from feminine of Pergamēnos of Pergamum, from Pergamon Pergamum

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The first known use of parchment was in the 14th century

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parchment

noun

English Language Learners Definition of parchment

: paper made from the skin of a sheep or goat
: a document written on parchment
: strong and thick paper especially, chiefly US : strong, tough paper that is used by cooks

parchment

noun
parch·​ment | \ ˈpärch-mənt How to pronounce parchment (audio) \

Kids Definition of parchment

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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