Associations to the word «Papyrus»

Pictures for the word «Papyrus»


PAPYRUS, noun. (usually uncountable) A plant in the sedge family, Cyperus papyrus, native to the Nile river valley.
PAPYRUS, noun. (usually uncountable) A material similar to paper made from the papyrus plant.
PAPYRUS, noun. (countable) A scroll or document written on papyrus.

Dictionary definition

PAPYRUS, noun. Paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans.
PAPYRUS, noun. Tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times.
PAPYRUS, noun. A document written on papyrus.

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