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English definition of “wax paper”

wax paper

noun [U]  /ˈwæks ˌpeɪ·pər/ (also waxed paper,  /ˈwækst ˌpeɪ·pər/)
paper that has a thin layer of wax on it and is used for wrapping food
(Definition of wax paper noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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