Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A frilled paper cover used to decorate the bone end of a cooked chop or cutlet.
  • n. An oiled paper or foil wrapper in which certain foods are baked.

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  • n. a small bit of foil, which is wrapped around food during cooking
  • n. a small piece of paper on which women roll up their hair to make it curl

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small piece of paper on which women roll up their hair to make it curl; a curl paper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A curl-paper: so called because appearing like a butterfly on the head.
  • n. Folded oiled paper on which chops, etc., are prepared and sometimes served.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, from Old French, ornament for the hair, from feminine of papillot, diminutive of papillon, butterfly, from Latin pāpiliō, pāpiliōn-; see pavilion.

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From French

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  • Mmmm!

    July 26, 2008

  • papillote – 1) a greased paper wrapper in which food (as meat or fish) is cooked; 2) hist. a small triangular piece of paper used as a curl-paper for damp hair

    July 26, 2008