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Meaning of PAPYRUS

Pronunciation:  pu'pIrus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\Pa*py"rus\, n.; pl. {Papyri}. [L., fr. Gr. ?. See
{Paper}.]
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
   pressed.

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

 
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.
 

 

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