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cellophane

noun [U]  /ˈsel·əˌfeɪn/ us  
a thin, transparent material used for covering food and other items
Translations of “cellophane”
in Spanish celofán…
in French cellophane…
in German das Zellophan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指包裝花或食品的)玻璃紙,賽璐玢…
in Russian целлофан…
in Turkish selofan, ambalaj kağıdı/naylonu…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指包装花或食品的)玻璃纸,赛璐玢…
in Polish celofan…
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