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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Parchment  \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}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  superior  paper  resembling  sheepskin 
  2:  skin  of  a  sheep  or  goat  prepared  for  writing  on  [syn:  {sheepskin}, 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Parchment,  MI  (city,  FIPS  62340) 
  Location:  42.32695  N,  85.56549  W 
  Population  (1990):  1958  (840  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.2  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  49004 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  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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