2. [syn: parchment, sheepskin, lambskin]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Parchment \Parch"ment\ (p[aum]rch"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
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a superior paper resembling sheepskin
2: skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on [syn:
parchment, sheepskin, lambskin]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
87 Moby Thesaurus words for "parchment":
article, autograph, biscuit, blank, bone, brainchild, bubble,
china, chirograph, codex, composition, computer printout, copy,
cracker, docket, document, dossier, draft, dust, edited version,
eggshell, engrossment, essay, fair copy, fiction, file,
final draft, finished version, first draft, flimsy, form, glass,
glass house, holograph, house of cards, ice, instrument,
legal document, legal instrument, legal paper, letter,
literae scriptae, literary artefact, literary production,
literature, lucubration, manuscript, matchwood, matter, mummy,
nonfiction, official document, old paper, opus, original,
palimpsest, paper, papers, papyrus, penscript, personal file,
piece, piece of writing, piecrust, play, poem, printed matter,
printout, production, reading matter, recension, roll, screed,
scrip, script, scrive, scroll, second draft, stick,
the written word, transcript, transcription, typescript, version,
work, writ, writing
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
a skin prepared for writing on; so called from Pergamos (q.v.),
where this was first done (2 Tim. 4:13).
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Parchment, MI -- U.S. city in Michigan
Population (2000): 1936
Housing Units (2000): 873
Land area (2000): 0.855291 sq. miles (2.215193 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.033619 sq. miles (0.087074 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.888910 sq. miles (2.302267 sq. km)
FIPS code: 62340
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 42.325639 N, 85.567832 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 49004
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.