Definition of term:: Parchment

  • The skin of a sheep, goat, etc., prepared as a surface for writing or for use as a binding material.
Danish: Pergament
Dutch: Perkament
French: Parchemin
German: Pergament
Italian: Pergamena
Spanish: Pergamino
Swedish: Pergament, pergamentband
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources