from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thin paper made chiefly from the pith of the rice-paper plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thin, fragile paper made from parts of the rice plant, used in artificial flowers and watercolour art.
- n. Any similar paper made from a plant other than rice, such as bamboo or mulberry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a kind of thin, delicate paper, brought from China, -- used for painting upon, and for the manufacture of fancy articles. It is made by cutting the pith of a large herb (Fatsia papyrifera, related to the ginseng) into one roll or sheet, which is flattened out under pressure. Called also pith paper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Paper made from the straw of rice, used in China and Japan and elsewhere.
- n. A name commonly but erroneously applied to a delicate white film prepared in China from the pith of a shrub, Fatsia papyrifera.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thin delicate material resembling paper; made from the rice-paper tree
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