Definition of Egyptian paper reed

1. Noun. Tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times.

Exact synonyms: Cyperus Papyrus, Egyptian Paper Rush, Paper Plant, Paper Rush, Papyrus
Generic synonyms: Sedge
Group relationships: Cyperus, Genus Cyperus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Egyptian Paper Reed

Egyptian cat
Egyptian cobra
Egyptian corn
Egyptian cotton
Egyptian darkness
Egyptian deity
Egyptian fraction
Egyptian fractions
Egyptian haematuria
Egyptian henbane
Egyptian lupine
Egyptian monetary unit
Egyptian onion
Egyptian ophthalmia
Egyptian paper reed (current term)
Egyptian paper rush
Egyptian pea
Egyptian pound
Egyptian pyramid
Egyptian pyramids
Egyptian splenomegaly
Egyptian vulture
Egyptian water-lilies
Egyptian water-lily
Egyptian water lily

Literary usage of Egyptian paper reed

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1. The Apocalypse of St. John: A Commentary on the Greek Text by James Joseph Louis Ratton (1915)
"Papyrus paper was made from the Egyptian " paper-reed." Manuscripts of the Apostolic Age were written on this material with a reed, dipped in cuttle fish ..."

2. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"... was introduced from Madagascar in 1781 ; C. Papyrus, the Egyptian paper reed, was introduced from Egypt in 1803. This is the plant whose pith was used ..."

3. Landscape Gardening as Applied to Home Decoration by Samuel Taylor Maynard (1915)
"Egyptian Paper-reed or Papyrus (Papyrus antiquorum), Fig. 169.—This beautiful plant is being much less used than it should be. ..."

4. A Guide to the Exhibition Galleries by British Museum (1880)
"... are represented by large specimens of the Egyptian Paper-reed (Papyrus antiquorum), placed against the back of the Case, and a smaller specimen from ..."

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