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Definition of "parchment" []

  • The skin of a sheep or goat prepared as a material on which to write or paint. (noun)
  • A written text or drawing on a sheet of this material. (noun)
  • Paper made in imitation of this material. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "parchment" in a sentence
  • "_parchment_? that parchment, being _scribbled o'er_, should undo a man?"
  • "There is Chilean sea bass steamed in parchment a French word on the menu and wands of asparagus, disposable cameras like so many breeding robotic crabs and a trick using South African coins, arguments over an "upset" boxing match, a pair of shoes whose owner cannot be found, and a child who wants her to see him pee."
  • "For written on that piece of yellowed parchment is not only the bold assertion that thirteen former British colonies were and forever would remain free and independent states, but also the once radical idea that history has a right side and a wrong side, and that Americans stood and would always stand on the right side."