1. [ noun ] (botany) tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times
Synonyms: paper_rush Cyperus_papyrus egyptian_paper_rush paper_plant Egyptian_paper_reed
Related terms: sedge Cyperus
2. [ noun ] (antiquity) paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans
Related terms: paper
3. [ noun ] (writing) a document written on papyrus
Related terms: document
Similar spelling:   pauperism