Papyrus is a grass like water plant found in the Nile region of Egypt, or paper made from this plant.(noun)
An example of papyrus is the plant ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used to make paper.
See papyrus in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME papirus < L papyrus < Gr papyros, prob. < Coptic paparo < ? Egypt pʾ-n-pr-ʿʾ, that of the pharaoh
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noun pl. pa·py·rus·es or pa·py·ri (-rīˌ)
Origin: Middle English papirus
Origin: , from Latin papȳrus
Origin: , from Greek papūros.
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