curlpaper
noun Date: circa 1817 a strip or piece of paper around which a lock of hair is wound for curling

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • curlpaper — [kʉrl′pā΄pər] n. a piece of paper around which a tress of hair may be wrapped to make it curl …   English World dictionary

  • curlpaper — /kerrl pay peuhr/, n. a piece of paper on which a lock of hair is rolled up tightly, to remain until the hair is fixed in a curl. [1810 20; CURL + PAPER] * * * …   Universalium

  • curlpaper — n. piece of paper on which the hair is rolled in order to form curls …   English contemporary dictionary

  • curlpaper — curl•pa•per [[t]ˈkɜrlˌpeɪ pər[/t]] n. clo a piece of paper on which a lock of hair is rolled up, to remain until the hair curls • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • curlpaper — /ˈkɜlpeɪpə/ (say kerlpaypuh) noun a piece of paper on which a lock of hair is rolled up tightly, to remain until the hair has become fixed in a curl …   Australian English dictionary

  • curlpaper — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : a strip or piece of paper around which a lock of hair is wound for curling usually used in plural * * * /kerrl pay peuhr/, n. a piece of paper on which a lock of hair is rolled up tightly, to remain until the hair is fixed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pap|il|lote — «PAP uh loht», noun. 1. = curlpaper. (Cf. ↑curlpaper) 2. a ring of paper fringed at one end, put on chops, cutlets, and the like for decoration. ╂[< French, Middle French papillote butterflylike paillette or ornament < Old French papillon;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • papillote — noun a) a small bit of foil, which is wrapped around food during cooking b) a small piece of paper on which women roll up their hair to make it curl Syn: curl paper, curlpaper …   Wiktionary

  • paper — Synonyms and related words: Bible paper, CD, IOU, India paper, MO, MS, Manila paper, acceptance, acceptance bill, alabaster, analysis, archives, art paper, article, assignment, autograph, bank acceptance, bank check, baryta paper, bill, bill of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • papillote — ˈpapəˌlōt noun ( s) Etymology: French, from papillon butterfly 1. : curlpaper 2. : a greased paper wrapper in which food is cooked and served …   Useful english dictionary

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