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A tough, usually brown paper made from wood pulp treated with a solution of sodium sulfate, used chiefly for bags and wrapping paper.
[Short for Swedish kraftpapper : kraft, strength (from Old Swedish krapt) + papper, paper.]
strong wrapping paper, made from pulp processed with a sulphate solution
[from German: force]
a strong, usu. brown paper processed from wood pulp.
[1905–10; < German: literally, strength]