rice paper
noun Etymology: from its resemblance to paper made from rice straw Date: 1822 a thin papery material made from the pith of a small Asian tree or shrub (Tetrapanax papyriferum) of the ginseng family

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  • Rice paper — usually refers to paper made from parts of the rice plant, like rice straw or rice flour. However, the term is also loosely used for paper made from or containing other plants, like hemp, bamboo or mulberry.Rice paper plantIn Europe, around the… …   Wikipedia

  • Rice paper — Rice Rice, n. [F. riz (cf. Pr. ris, It. riso), L. oryza, Gr. ???, ???, probably from the Persian; cf. OPers. br[=i]zi, akin to Skr. vr[=i]hi; or perh. akin to E. rye. Cf. {Rye}.] (Bot.) A well known cereal grass ({Oryza sativa}) and its seed.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rice paper — n. 1. a thin paper made from the straw of the rice grass 2. a fine, delicate paper made by cutting and pressing the pith of the rice paper plant …   English World dictionary

  • rice paper — rice .paper n [U] 1.) a type of thin paper that is made especially in China and used by painters there 2.) a type of thin paper that can be eaten and is used in cooking …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rice paper — rice ,paper noun uncount a type of very thin paper that you can eat, used in baking …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rice paper — noun a thin delicate material resembling paper; made from the rice paper tree • Hypernyms: ↑paper * * * noun [noncount] 1 : a type of thin paper that is made from an Asian plant 2 : a food that looks like paper and that is used for wrapping other …   Useful english dictionary

  • rice paper — N UNCOUNT Rice paper is very thin paper made from rice plants. It is used in cooking …   English dictionary

  • rice paper — rice′ pa per n. 1) pri a thin paper made from the straw of rice, as in China 2) pri a Chinese paper consisting of the pith of certain plants cut and pressed into thin sheets • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • rice paper — /ˈraɪs peɪpə / (say ruys paypuh) noun 1. a thin, edible paper made from the straw of rice. 2. a Chinese paper consisting of the pith of certain plants cut and pressed into thin sheets. {translation of Mandarin nuòmĭ zhĭ, from nuòmĭ glutinous… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rice paper — noun a) A thin, fragile paper made from parts of the rice plant, used in artificial flowers and watercolour art. b) Any similar paper made from a plant other than rice, such as bamboo or mulberry …   Wiktionary

  • rice paper — n. strong thin paper made from a rice base; very thin edible paper made from rice flour and water …   English contemporary dictionary

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