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Definition 1: a document written on papyrus - [noun denoting communication]

(papyrus is a kind of ...) writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

Definition 2: tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for papyrus in the sense of this definition

(papyrus is a kind of ...) grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers

(... is a member of papyrus) type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions

Definition 3: paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans - [noun denoting substance]

(papyrus is a kind of ...) a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses

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