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 Protect your work area with waxed paper, then roll out air-dry clay ($6, Target) to about 1/4-inch thick. Lauren Hedrick, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Dec. 2020 Always line cardboard containers with parchment or waxed paper and, to make an airtight tin more interesting, line the bottom and sides with corrugated paper. Patricia S York, Southern Living, 13 Nov. 2020 Let dry on waxed paper and, if desired, dip the bottom in a solid color. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Sep. 2020 Return the dough to the bowl and cover with waxed paper. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 31 July 2020

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First Known Use of waxed paper

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of waxed paper was in 1853

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“Waxed paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waxed%20paper. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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