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papyrus (noun) paper made from the papyrus plant and used in ancient Egypt for writing on.

The word paper is derived from papyrus, a plant from which ancient Egyptians made paper to write and draw on. They made paper from the stems of this plant.

  • The researcher came to the conclusion that the writings on the papyrus found in the excavations belonged to Cleopatra's time.
  • A piece of papyrus that was found in the pyramid showed pictures of the palm tree.
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