papyrus

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /pəˈpʌɪrəs/
  • (US) IPA: /pəˈpīrəs/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧py‧rus

Noun[change]

Singular
papyrus

Plural
papyri or papyruses

The Heracles papyrus.
papyri are of the sedge-family
  1. (countable) A papyrus is a paper-like material.
    About 2,000 years ago, people wrote documents on papyrus.
  2. (uncountable) A papyrus is a plant in a wetland sedge.