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Meaning of “parchment” in the English Dictionary

"parchment" in British English

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parchmentnoun

uk   /ˈpɑːtʃ.mənt/  us   /ˈpɑːrtʃ-/
[U] the ​thin, ​driedskin of some ​animals that was used in the past for writing on, or a high-quality ​paper made to ​look like this: ancient parchment He'd been ​ill for a ​longtime, and his ​skin was like parchment. [C] a ​document written on parchment: A ​framed parchment ​hung on the ​wall.
(Definition of parchment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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parchmentnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpɑrtʃ·mənt/
the ​dried, ​paleskin of some ​animals which was used in the past for writing on, or a ​paper made to ​look like this: [U] I ​found a ​scrap of parchment ​dating from the 17th ​century.
(Definition of parchment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “parchment”
in Spanish pergamino…
in Vietnamese giấy da…
in Malaysian kertas kulit…
in Thai กระดาษหนัง…
in French parchemin…
in German das Pergament…
in Chinese (Simplified) (旧时书写用的)羊皮纸, 仿羊皮纸, 羊皮纸文件…
in Indonesian perkamen…
in Chinese (Traditional) (舊時書寫用的)羊皮紙, 仿羊皮紙, 羊皮紙文件…
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