wax paper


Definition of wax paper

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Recent Examples on the Web Use wax paper to press the mixture into the baking dish into an even layer. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 7 Nov. 2021 In the 1950s, wax paper became a hot ticket item when it was discovered that it could be melted down and used to straighten hair or give it shine. Zara Stone, CNN, 2 Nov. 2021 Shake off excess chocolate and cool on wax paper or parchment. Abigail Abesamis Demarest, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 The downside is that eating chile pepper skins, like tomato skins, is like eating wax paper. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 7 Oct. 2021 Turn the dough out onto a piece of wax paper or plastic wrap. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 10 Aug. 2021 Rajoo folds them, wraps them in both wax paper and foil, then tucks them inside pizza boxes. Washington Post, 28 May 2021 On cookie sheet covered with wax paper, roll out dough into 6 in circles, approximately ¼-inch thick. Beth Segal, cleveland, 20 Aug. 2021 To prevent crystallizing, place a sheet of wax paper or plastic wrap directly on the surface of the ice cream before sealing it in an airtight container and freezing. Washington Post, 20 July 2021

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First Known Use of wax paper

circa 1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wax paper was circa 1844

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24 Nov 2021

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“Wax paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wax%20paper. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wax paper

: paper that is covered with wax in order to prevent water and other substances from passing through it and that is often used to wrap food


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