What does the word papyrus mean?

Usage examples for papyrus

  1. As the grain ran differently on the two surfaces of the papyrus sheet, only one side was written on. – The Booklover and His Books by Harry Lyman Koopman
  2. Only a few tattered fragments of the New Testament written on papyrus are still extant. – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone
  3. In his hand he carried an arrow and a strip of papyrus. – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn