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papyrus

pa·py·rus

papyrus

 
pronunciation:
p paI rs
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: papyri, papyruses
definition 1: a tall reedlike water plant of the Nile valley.
They gathered the papyrus and began the process that would turn it into material that could be written on.
definition 2: a kind of paper made from the crushed and pressed stems of this plant, esp. in ancient Egypt.
Aristotle wrote his philosophical treatises on papyrus.
definition 3: a document written on this paper.
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