variants or retree paper
plural -s
: paper that is imperfect or slightly damaged (as by dirty stains, specks, or pinholes occurring in the process of manufacture)
packages of retree are often marked R in the U.S. and XX in Great Britain
compare cassie paper

Word History


retree probably from French retrait withdrawal, retreat, from Middle French

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“Retree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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