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  1. papyrus

    • IPA[pəˈpʌɪrəs]

    英式

    • n.
      a material prepared in ancient Egypt from the pithy stem of a water plant, used in sheets throughout the ancient Mediterranean world for writing or painting on and also for making articles such as rope;a document written on papyrus
    • noun: papyrus, plural noun: papyri

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a material prepared in ancient Egypt from the pithy stem of a water plant, used in sheets throughout the ancient Mediterranean world for writing or painting on and also for making articles such as rope the text was preserved, probably on papyrus a papyrus scroll
    • a document written on papyrus a remarkable papyrus recently acquired by the British Museum
    • 2. the tall aquatic sedge from which papyrus is obtained, native to central Africa and the Nile valley.