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saran

[suh-ran] /səˈræn/
noun
1.
a thermoplastic copolymer of vinylidene chloride and usually small amounts of vinyl chloride or acrylonitrile: used as a fiber, for packaging, and for making acid-resistant pipe.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism; formerly trademark
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  • Rub the fluorescent tube up and down vigorously with the saran wrap.
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saran

/səˈræn/
noun
1.
any one of a class of thermoplastic resins based on vinylidene chloride, used in fibres, moulded articles, and coatings
Word Origin
C20: after Saran, trademark coined by the Dow Chemical Co
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Word Origin and History for saran

Saran

U.S. trademark name for PVC used as a cling-film, 1940, by Dow Chemical Company.

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