vulcanized fiber

noun

Definition of vulcanized fiber

: a tough substance made by treatment of cellulose and used for luggage and electrical insulation and in packaging

First Known Use of vulcanized fiber

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vulcanized fiber

from Vulcanized Fibre, a trademark

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