Parch"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.]
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 Caesar.
The envelope of the coffee grains, inside the pulp.
Parchment paper. See Papyrine.
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