plastic wrap

plastic wrap
noun
wrapping consisting of a very thin transparent sheet of plastic
Hypernyms: ↑wrapping, ↑wrap, ↑wrapper
Hyponyms: ↑cellophane, ↑cling film, ↑clingfilm, ↑Saran Wrap

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noun [noncount]
US : thin, clear plastic that is used to wrap food or to cover containers that have food in them — called also (Brit) cling film

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ˈplastic wrap [plastic wrap] (also Saran Wrap™) (both NAmE) (BrE ˈcling film) noun uncountable
a thin transparent plastic material that sticks to a surface and to itself, used especially for wrapping food
See also:Saran Wrap™ cling film

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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