Definition of papyrus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    papyrus

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//pəˈpaɪrəs//
     
    (pl. papyri
    NAmE//pəˈpaɪraɪ//
     
    , NAmE//pəˈpaɪri//
     
    )
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable] a tall plant with thick stem that grows in water
  2. 2[uncountable] paper made from the stem of the papyrus plant, used in ancient Egypt for writing and drawing on
  3. 3[countable] a document or piece of paper made of papyrus
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