Definition of Cyperus papyrus

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

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



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cyperus Papyrus

Cynopterus
Cynopterus sphinx
Cynoscephalae
Cynoscion
Cynoscion nebulosus
Cynoscion regalis
Cynthia
Cynwulf
Cyon
Cyon's nerve
Cyperaceae
Cyperus
Cyperus alternifolius
Cyperus esculentus
Cyperus longus
Cyperus papyrus
Cyperus rotundus
Cyphomandra
Cypraea
Cypraea moneta
Cypraea tigris
Cypraeidae
Cyprians
Cyprinodontidae
Cyprinus
Cyprinus carpio
Cypriot
Cypriot Arabic
Cypriot monetary unit

Literary usage of Cyperus papyrus

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1. Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1837)
"The plant from which it was made, the cyperus papyrus of modern botanists, mostly grew in Lower Egypt, in marshy land, or in shallow brooks*, and ponds, ..."

2. Reading List on Papermaking Materials by Clarence Jay West (1921)
"cyperus papyrus. Papyrus. Papyrus antiquorum. Egyptian paper plant. Nile sudd. ... Substitute for flax, etc., from cyperus papyrus L. German Patent ..."

3. Plants of the Holy Land: With Their Fruits and Flowers, Beautifully by Henry Stafford Osborn (1861)
"cyperus papyrus has been supposed that Ethiopia was the native country of the papyrus, which naturally from thence descended the Nile into Egypt. ..."

4. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1842)
"The plant from which it was made, the cyperus papyrus of modern botanists, mostly grew in Lower Egypt, in marshy land, or in shallow brooks *, and ponds ..."

5. Dictionnaire D'archéologie égyptienne by Paul Pierret (1875)
"Le cyperus papyrus, originaire d'Egypte, y est fort rare aujourd'hui; on ne le rencontre ... que les auteurs ont souvent confondues avec le cyperus papyrus. ..."

6. Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom by Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) (1850)
"1 The cyperus papyrus, or Papyrus antiquorum, is said to have been recognized in some marshes near ..."

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