pelure paper

noun
pe·​lure paper | \ pəˈlu̇(ə)r, pelˈyu̇(ə)r, -u̇ə- \

Definition of pelure paper

: a crisp hard thin paper sometimes used for postage stamps

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History and Etymology for pelure paper

pelure from French, literally, peel, from Old French peleure, from peler to peel, remove the hair from (from Latin pilare to remove the hair from, make bald, from pilus hair) + -ure

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“Pelure paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pelure%20paper. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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