wax paper

noun
a whitish, translucent wrapping paper made moistureproof by a paraffin coating.
Also, waxed paper.


Origin:
1835–45

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wax paper
 
n
paper treated or coated with wax or paraffin to make it waterproof

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Example sentences
Before rolling out the dough, make sure the dough is well chilled and put lots
  of flour on the wax paper and on the rolling pin.
Place bun on a piece of wax paper on a large baking sheet and cover loosely
  with plastic wrap.
The torch is a three-foot long bamboo stick supporting a wax candle covered in
  multi-colored wax paper.
So, it should be covered with wax paper and on top of that a damp, well-rung
  out towel.
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