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rice paper

a thin paper made from the straw of rice, as in China.
a Chinese paper consisting of the pith of certain plants cut and pressed into thin sheets.
Origin of rice paper
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for rice paper
  • And at the same time the skin of their face is thinner then the thinnest rice paper.
  • He took me to his home, where he opened a drawer and pulled out a sheaf of rice paper that had been stapled together.
  • Something made of rice paper with a candle in the middle.
  • One is seventeen inches by twenty-one inches, and painted on rice paper, using only white and gray.
  • Such dishes include rice paper to wrap the ingredients into tasty rolls suitable for dipping in fish sauce.
  • The dinner menu offers an array of appetizers including rice paper spring rolls and fish cakes.
  • Expect to find salads, rice noodle bowls and rice paper rolls marked safe for your consumption.
  • After the garment is cut and sewn, it is rolled through a pleating machine between two sheets of rice paper.
  • You'll learn how to paint flowers, birds, insects and landscapes on rice paper.
British Dictionary definitions for rice paper

rice paper

a thin semitransparent edible paper made from the straw of rice, on which macaroons and similar cakes are baked
a thin delicate Chinese paper made from an araliaceous plant, Tetrapanax papyriferum (rice-paper plant) of Taiwan, the pith of which is pared and flattened into sheets
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