An object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent beneath its surface.
The old hag’s face looked like a palimsest; you could see former Botox treatments that had dried up into manifold layers of crust.
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Modern Language Association (MLA Style)
Palimpsest. The Effin Word, The Effin Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/palimpsest. Accessed 4 June 2023.
The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago Style)
The Effin Word, s.v. palimpsest, accessed June 4, 2023, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/palimpsest.
American Psychological Association (APA Style)
The Effin Word. (n.d.). Palimpsest. In The Effin Word. Retrieved June 4, 2023, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/palimpsest