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parchment

noun uk   /ˈpɑːtʃ.mənt/  us   /ˈpɑːrtʃ-/
[U] the thin, dried skin 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 long time, and his skin was like parchment. [C] a document written on parchment: A framed parchment hung on the wall.
Translations of “parchment”
in Vietnamese giấy da…
in Spanish pergamino…
in Thai กระดาษหนัง…
in Malaysian kertas kulit…
in French parchemin…
in German das Pergament…
in Chinese (Traditional) (舊時書寫用的)羊皮紙, 仿羊皮紙, 羊皮紙文件…
in Indonesian perkamen…
in Chinese (Simplified) (旧时书写用的)羊皮纸, 仿羊皮纸, 羊皮纸文件…
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