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Parchment

parchment
1. The skin of a lamb, sheep, goat, young calf, or other animal, prepared for writing on. See Vellum. But here’s a parchment with the seal of Caesar. (Shak)
2. The envelope of the coffee grains, inside the pulp. Parchment paper. See papyrine.
Origin: OE. Parchemin, perchemin, F. Parchemin, LL. Pergamenum, L. Pergamena, pergamina, fr. L. Pergamenus of or belonging to Pergamus an ancient city of Mysia in Asia Minor, where parchment was first used.


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