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onionskin

[uhn-yuh n-skin] /ˈʌn yənˌskɪn/
noun
1.
a thin, lightweight, translucent, glazed paper, used especially for making carbon copies.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; onion + skin
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onionskin

/ˈʌnjənˌskɪn/
noun
1.
a glazed translucent paper
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