Definition of papyrus
- He discovered a papyrus in the ruins.
an ancient text written on papyrus
He discovered a papyrus in the ruins.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'papyrus.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: a tall plant that is like grass and that grows in marshes especially in Egypt
: paper made from papyrus that was used in ancient times
: a piece of paper made from papyrus that has writing on it
What made you want to look up papyrus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
Get Word of the Day daily email!