papier-mâché[pā′pər mə s̸hā′]
a material made of paper pulp mixed with size, glue, etc., that is easily molded when moist and that dries strong and hard
Origin of papier-mâchéFrench papier, paper + mâché, past participle of mâcher (L masticare), to chew
made of papier-mâché
French, “chewed-up paper”.