Papyraceous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Papyraceous Made of papyrus; of the consistency of paper; papery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • papyraceous Belonging to the papyrus or to papyri; made of or resembling papyrus or to papyri; made of or resembling papyrus or paper.
    • papyraceous In zoology, papery; like parchment; pergamenteous: as, the substance of a wasp's nest is papyraceous.
    • papyraceous Also, rarely, papyrian, papyrean.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Papyraceous pertaining to the papyrus or to papyri: like paper in appearance and consistency
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. papyraceus, made of papyrus,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—Gr. papyros, prob. Egyptian.