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Meaning of PARCHMENT

Pronunciation:  'pârchmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on
  2. [n]  a superior paper resembling sheepskin

PARCHMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: lambskin, sheepskin
 See Also: animal skin, paper, vellum



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Parch"ment\ (-ment), n. [OE. parchemin, perchemin, F.
parchemin, LL. pergamenum, L. pergamena, pergamina, fr. L.
Pergamenus of or belonging to Pergamus an ancient city of
Mysia in Asia Minor, where parchment was first used.]
1. The skin of a lamb, sheep, goat, young calf, or other
   animal, prepared for writing on. See {Vellum}.

         But here's a parchment with the seal of C[ae]sar.

2. The envelope of the coffee grains, inside the pulp.

{Parchment paper}. See {Papyrine}.

Easton Bible Dictionary

a skin prepared for writing on; so called from Pergamos (q.v.), where this was first done (2 Tim. 4:13).

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