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

  • n. Paper that has been made moistureproof by treatment with wax, used especially in cooking and for wrapping food for storage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A semi-translucent, moisture-proof paper made with a waxy coating, used primarily for cooking and packaging.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. paper prepared with a coating of white wax and other ingredients.

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

  • n. paper that has been waterproofed by treatment with wax or paraffin


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  • 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.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • 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.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park


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