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Meaning of “papier mâché” in the English Dictionary

"papier mâché" in British English

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papier mâchénoun [U]

uk   /ˌpæp.i.eɪˈmæʃ.eɪ/  us   /ˌpeɪ.pɚ.məˈʃeɪ/
(Definition of papier mâché from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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papier-mâchénoun [U]

 us   /ˌpeɪ·pər·məˈʃeɪ, pɑˌpyeɪ·mə-/
papermixed with ​glue or ​flour and ​water that can be ​shaped to make ​decorativeobjects or ​models that ​become hard when ​dry: a papier-mâché ​mask
(Definition of papier-mâché from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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