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papyrus

pa·py·rus

papyrus

 
pronunciation:
p paI rs
part of speech: noun
inflections: papyri, papyruses
definition 1: a tall water plant of the Nile valley in Egypt grown as an ornamental plant and once used to make a material like paper.
definition 2: a kind of paper that was made in ancient Egypt from the crushed and pressed stems of this plant.