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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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