One entry found for papyrus.
Main Entry: pa·py·rus
Pronunciation: pschwa-primarystresspimacr-rschwas
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural pa·py·ri /-primarystresspimacr(schwa)r-emacron, -secondarystressimacr /; also pa·py·rus·es
Etymology: Middle English papyrus "papyrus," from Latin papyrus "papyrus, paper," from Greek papyros "papyrus" --related to PAPER
1 : a tall sedge of the Nile valley
2 : the soft central part of papyrus stems especially when made into strips and pressed into a writing material
3 : a writing on or written scroll of papyrus
[papyrus illustration]


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