waxed paper


Definition of waxed paper

: paper coated or treated with wax to make it resistant to water and grease and used especially as a wrapping

Examples of waxed paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prepare two cake pans, 8 or 9 inches, by lightly greasing the bottoms and lining with parchment or waxed paper. Carol Deptolla, Journal Sentinel, 27 July 2022 The first is peeling a strip from its waxed paper sheet. CNN, 26 May 2022 Once the cookies are cool, place in tins, lined with parchment or waxed paper. Anne Byrn, USA TODAY, 16 Dec. 2021 Divide the dough into four to five logs about 6-inches long and wrap in waxed paper. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 10 Dec. 2021 If setting it aside, press waxed paper directly onto the dough and cover the bowl with a kitchen towel. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Oct. 2021 But some can be wrapped in waxed paper and foil to freeze for a treat later in winter. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Oct. 2021 After a couple of minutes, remove the candles from the cold water and place them on waxed paper to dry completely. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Aug. 2021 Wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour until firm. cleveland, 15 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of waxed paper

1853, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

10 Aug 2022

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“Waxed paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waxed%20paper. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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