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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A tall sedge of the Nile valley having a smooth triangular stem, a large compound umbel with drooping rays, and fiber that served many uses in historic times -- called also paper reed, paper rush. (plural)

Usage examples (35)
  • They showed us the process of deciphering the papyri, which is very ingenious.
  • The harmless word "papyri" had wrought that remarkable change; could it be, I wondered, that a cache of these objects had been found?
  • "We are looking for papyri for Walter," I explained.
  • Then there is the library of papyri -- rolls found at for more
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