Definition of crown paper in US English:

crown paper

noun

  • Paper of a particular size or source, originally watermarked with the figure of a crown: see "crown".

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Taylor (1578–1653), poet. From crown + paper, so called because it used to be watermarked with the figure of a crown.

Pronunciation

crown paper

/ˈkraʊn ˌpeɪpə/