noun (papyri, pl2=papyruses)
Etymology: From Latin papyrusLatin, papyrus, from Greek "paper-reed", of unknown origin.
- A plant in the sedge family, Cyperus papyrus, native to the Nile river valley.
- A material similar to paper made from the papyrus plant.
- A scroll or document written on papyrus.
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