papery
adjective Date: 1627 resembling paper in thinness or consistency <
papery leaves
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papery silk
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paperiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • papery — pa per*y (p[=a] p[ e]r*[y^]), a. Like paper; having the thinness or consistency of paper. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • papery — [pā′pər ē] adj. thin, light, etc., like paper …   English World dictionary

  • papery — [[t]pe͟ɪpəri[/t]] ADJ Something that is papery is thin and dry like paper. Leave each garlic clove in its papery skin …   English dictionary

  • papery — adjective something such as skin or leaves that is papery is very dry and thin and a little stiff: the papery skin of her hands …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • papery — paperiness, n. /pay peuh ree/, adj. like paper; thin or flimsy: the papery petals of the narcissus. [1620 30; PAPER + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • papery — pa|per|y [ˈpeıpəri] adj something such as skin or leaves that is papery is very dry and thin and a little stiff …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • papery — pa|per|y [ peıpəri ] adjective thin and dry like paper: papery skin …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • papery — adjective papery leaves Syn: thin, paper thin, flimsy, delicate, insubstantial, light, lightweight …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • papery — UK [ˈpeɪpərɪ] / US adjective thin and dry like paper papery skin …   English dictionary

  • papery — paper ► NOUN 1) material manufactured in thin sheets from the pulp of wood or other fibrous substances, used for writing or printing on or as wrapping material. 2) (papers) sheets of paper covered with writing or printing; documents. 3) (before… …   English terms dictionary

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