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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A thin paper made chiefly from the pith of the shrub Tetrapanax papyrifer, native to China.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Paper made from the straw of rice, used in China and Japan and elsewhere.
  • noun A name commonly but erroneously applied to a delicate white film prepared in China from the pith of a shrub, Fatsia papyrifera.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A thin, fragile paper made from parts of the rice plant, used in artificial flowers and watercolour art.
  • noun loosely Any similar paper made from a plant other than rice, such as bamboo or mulberry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a thin delicate material resembling paper; made from the rice-paper tree

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