Definitions

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

  • n. Any of various thermoplastic resins derived from vinyl compounds and used to make packaging films, fittings, and bristles and as a fiber in various heavy fabrics.

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  • n. A plastic resin used to make packaging films.

Etymologies

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

From Saran, a former U.S. trademark.

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Americanism, formerly a trademark name coined by the Dow Chemical Co.

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