Definition of Egyptian paper reed
1. Noun. Tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times.
Generic synonyms: Sedge
Group relationships: Cyperus, Genus Cyperus
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Literary usage of Egyptian paper reed
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."