rice paper

noun

Definition of rice paper

  1. 1 :  a thin papery material made from the pith of a small Asian tree or shrub (Tetrapanax papyriferum) of the ginseng family; also :  a thin paper made from various usually Asian plants (such as the paper mulberry )

  2. 2 :  a paper-thin sheet of dough made from rice flour and tapioca that is usually used to wrap a filling (as of minced vegetables or ground meat) Ground pork, carrots, onions and cellophane noodles are wrapped so that the green vegetables show through the translucent white rice paper. — Donna Hilts

Origin and Etymology of rice paper

from its resemblance to paper made from rice straw


First Known Use: 1810


RICE PAPER Defined for English Language Learners

rice paper

noun

Definition of rice paper for English Language Learners

  • : a type of thin paper that is made from an Asian plant

  • : a food that looks like paper and that is used for wrapping other foods


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