An example of papyrus is the plant ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used to make paper.
Origin of papyrus
- Middle English papirus from Latin papȳrus from Greek papūros
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin papÈ³rus, from Ancient Greek Ï€Î¬Ï€Ï…ÏÎ¿Ï‚ (papuros), of unknown origin.