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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Origin and Etymology of retree
retree probably from French retrait withdrawal, retreat, from Middle French
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