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Meaning of PAPYRUS

Pronunciation:  pu'pIrus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a document written on papyrus
  2. [n]  tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times
  3. [n]  paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans

PAPYRUS is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: Cyperus papyrus, Egyptian paper reed, paper rush
 See Also: Cyperus, document, genus Cyperus, paper, papers, sedge, written document



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pa*py"rus\, n.; pl. {Papyri}. [L., fr. Gr. ?. See
1. (Bot.) A tall rushlike plant ({Cyperus Papyrus}) of the
   Sedge family, formerly growing in Egypt, and now found in
   Abyssinia, Syria, Sicily, etc. The stem is triangular and
   about an inch thick.

2. The material upon which the ancient Egyptians wrote. It
   was formed by cutting the stem of the plant into thin
   longitudinal slices, which were gummed together and

3. A manuscript written on papyrus; esp., pl., written
   scrolls made of papyrus; as, the papyri of Egypt or

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To see a papyrus in your dream indicates that you are looking back into the past. You can learn a lot from your previous interactions.