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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: parchemin, from Latin pergamena, from Greek, from Pergamenos 'of Pergamum', ancient city in Turkey

parchment

noun
     
Related topics: History
parch‧ment
1 [uncountable]SH a material used in the past for writing on, made from the skin of a sheep or a goat
2 [uncountable]PG thick yellow-white writing paper, sometimes used for official documents
3 [countable]PG a document written on parchment

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