American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Paper that has been made moistureproof by treatment with wax, used especially in cooking and for wrapping food for storage.
- n. A semi-translucent, moisture-proof paper made with a waxy coating, used primarily for cooking and packaging.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. paper prepared with a coating of white wax and other ingredients.
- n. paper that has been waterproofed by treatment with wax or paraffin
“He ate the boudin or pork chops and dirty rice the blacks said a prostitute at Hattie Fontenot’s bar prepared and wrapped in wax paper for him each morning.”
“Ms. O’Neill unsheathed each record from its wax paper sleeve with delicate fingertips, the girls ooohhhing and aaahhhing over the case’s delicate satin lining and the number of singles the case contained.”
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