1275-1325;late Middle English < Middle French,Old French (parche < LatinParthica (pellis) Parthian (leather) + -ment (compare Medieval Latinpercamentum,Dutchperkament)); replacing Middle Englishparchemin < Old French (-min < Medieval Latinpergamīnum, variant of pergamēnum, for Late LatinPergamēna charta paper of Pergamum)
Live with it or get back to your parchment and typewriter.
It is a short-necked wasted lute, the lower chamber having a parchment sound-table.
The group thus argued that a forger laid the different colors on the parchment separately to create the appearance of antiquity.
Pat out the dough on an oiled sheet of parchment paper.
For nearly as long as there have been pen, parchment and wars, there has been military mail.
The x-rays revealed iron contained in the ink that had seeped into the parchment.
Pull off the parchment paper and let the crust cook.
Back in the great hall, an older priest waves a giant wand-essentially a mop of white parchment streamers-over his counterpart.
Continue until all six chops are encased in parchment.
Shape butter mixture into eight-inch log, wrap in parchment paper, and refrigerate.
British Dictionary definitions for parchment
the skin of certain animals, such as sheep, treated to form a durable material, as for bookbinding, or (esp formerly) manuscripts
a manuscript, bookbinding, etc, made of or resembling this material
a type of stiff yellowish paper resembling parchment
C13: from Old French parchemin, via Latin from Greek pergamēnē, from Pergamēnos of Pergamum (where parchment was made); the form of Old French parchemin was influenced by parche leather, from Latin Parthica (pellis) Parthian (leather)
c.1300, from O.Fr. perchemin (O.N.Fr. parcamin), from L.L. pergamenum "parchment," from Late Gk. pergamenon "of Pergamon," in allusion to Pergamon "Pergamum" (modern Bergama), city in Mysia in Asia Minor where it was supposedly first adopted as a substitute for papyrus, 2c. B.C.E. Possibly infl. in V.L. by L. parthica (pellis) "Parthian (leather)." Alt. in M.E. by confusion with nouns in -ent.