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Definition of parchment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] material made from the skin of a sheep or goat, used in the past for writing on parchment scrolls Her skin felt like parchment (= very dry).
  2. 2[uncountable] a thick, pale, yellow type of paper a sheet of nonstick baking parchment
  3. 3[countable] a document written on a piece of parchment
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: parchment