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 Cæsar. --Shak.
2. The envelope of the coffee grains, inside the pulp.
Parchment paper. See Papyrine.
n 1: a superior paper resembling sheepskin
2: skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on [syn: sheepskin,
a skin prepared for writing on; so called from Pergamos (q.v.),
where this was first done (2 Tim. 4:13).