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English noun: papyrus

1. papyrus (substance) paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans

Broader (hypernym)paper

2. papyrus (plant) tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times

SynonymsCyperus papyrus, Egyptian paper reed, Egyptian paper rush, paper plant, paper rush

Broader (hypernym)sedge

Member meronymCyperus, genus Cyperus

3. papyrus (communication) a document written on papyrus

Broader (hypernym)document, papers, written document

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