Meaning of “papyrus” in the English Dictionary

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"papyrus" in British English

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papyrusnoun [ C or U ]

uk /pəˈpaɪ.rəs/ us /pəˈpaɪ.rəs/ plural papyruses or papyri

a tall plant like a grass that grows in or near water, especially in North Africa, or paper made from this plant, especially by ancient Egyptians

(Definition of “papyrus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)