sa·​ran | \ sə-ˈran How to pronounce saran (audio) \

Definition of saran

: a tough flexible thermoplastic resin

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Wrap your hair in saran wrap to keep your sheets clean and your hair together. Alexandra Tunell, Harper's BAZAAR, "Styling Tricks for Waking up to Good Hair," 7 Nov. 2014

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First Known Use of saran

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saran

from Saran, a trademark

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