re·​tree | \ rə̇‧ˈtrē \
variants: or retree paper
plural -s

Definition of retree

: 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

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History and Etymology for retree

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

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“Retree.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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