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[mass noun] Paper made transparent or waterproof by soaking in oil.
- ‘The oil extracted from the seeds was used as a key ingredient for varnish and it remains a must for Hakka people who produce hand-made umbrellas with oil paper.’
- ‘He reached for his paints, took out a fresh sheet of oil paper, and started.’
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