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.
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 century
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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