plaster of Paris[părˈĭs]
- Plaster of Paris is a powder that forms a paste when mixed with water and then thickens and hardens.
An example of plaster of Paris is one of the materials used to create a cast for a broken arm.
Origin: from use of gypsum from Montmartre inch(es) Paris inch(es) its manufacture
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Origin: Middle English, after Paris2, France.
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