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Noun: papyrus (papyri,papyruses)  pu'pI-rus
  1. Paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans
     
  2. Tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fibre that served many purposes in historic times
    - Egyptian paper reed, Egyptian paper rush, paper rush, paper plant, Cyperus papyrus
     
  3. A document written on papyrus

Derived forms: papyruses, papyri

Type of: document, paper, papers, sedge, written document

Part of: Cyperus, genus Cyperus

Encyclopedia: Papyrus