American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A thin, flexible, transparent cellulose material made from wood pulp and used as a moistureproof wrapping.
- n. organic chemistry, uncountable Any of a variety of transparent plastic films, especially one made of processed cellulose.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a transparent paper-like product made of regenerated cellulose, produced in sheets and rolls, which is impervious to moisture and germs, and which is used to wrap candy, cigarettes, and a wide variety of other products for distribution and retail sale.
- n. a transparent paperlike product that is impervious to moisture and used to wrap candy or cigarettes etc.
- Genericized trademark. Blend of cellulose and diaphane. (Wiktionary)
- Originally a trademark. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Buying meat already cut up and neatly wrapped in cellophane can lead people to forget that meat was once an animal whose treatment, in life and death, is carefully outlined by Jewish law.”
“Box bottom is factory sealed in cellophane but visible is colorful game board w/different nice painted images of characters and Emerald City of Oz.Exc. with Mint contents.”
“I had a lot of time on my hands so I wrapped them in cellophane and topped them off with ribbon.”
“If giving the candies as gifts, wrap each in cellophane, twist the ends closed and tie them with thin curling ribbon, called listón chino in the mercerías, or notions stores.”
“Allow to cool completely before wrapping in cellophane, plastic wrap or waxed paper.”
“I saved the cellophane from the package of scrap paper, and slipped it on the cover of the booklet, because it was already a perfect fit.”
“I always remember they would be at the cashiers station wrapped in cellophane with one huge half pecan on top.”
“Tieing it up in cellophane only makes matters worse.”
“Wrap the pieces individually in cellophane and store in a tin for up to one month.”
“Much like an actual slice of Kraft American Cheese wrapped in cellophane plastic, which has been overly processed and dyed at the cheese making factory.”
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