Parchment

Parchment consists of skins specially prepared for writing on, and is so called from a king of Pergamos, who introduced it when the export of papyrus from Egypt was stopped; the skins used are of sheep, for fine parchment or vellum, of calves, goats, and lambs; parchment for drumheads is made from calves' and asses' skins.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Parcæ * Parcs-aux-Cerfs
Paracelsus
Paraffin
Paraguay
Paraguay River
Paraklete
Parallax
Paramar`ibo
Paramo
Paraná River
Parcæ
Parchment
Parcs-aux-Cerfs
Paré, Ambroise
Pariah
Paris
Paris
Paris, Matthew
Park, Mungo
Parker, John Henry
Parker, Joseph
Parker, Matthew

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Parchment in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable