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Noun papyrus has 3 senses
  1. papyrus - paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans
    --1 is a kind of
  2. papyrus, Egyptian paper reed, Egyptian paper rush, paper rush, paper plant, Cyperus papyrus - tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times
    --2 is a kind of sedge
    --2 is a member of Cyperus, genus Cyperus
  3. papyrus - a document written on papyrus
    --3 is a kind of
    document, written document, papers
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