cellophane


noun

  1. a transparent, paperlike product of viscose, impervious to moisture, germs, etc., used to wrap and package food, tobacco, etc.

adjective

  1. of, made of, or resembling cellophane.

noun

  1. trademark a flexible thin transparent sheeting made from wood pulp and used as a moisture-proof wrapping
n.

1912, trademark name for a flexible, transparent product made from regenerated cellulose, coined by the inventor, Swiss chemist Jacques E. Brandenberger (1872-1954), probably from cell(ulose) + o + phane, from Greek phainein “to appear” (see phantasm).

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