Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Made of papyrus.
  • adj. Of the consistency of paper; papery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Made of papyrus; of the consistency of paper; papery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to the papyrus or to papyri; made of or resembling papyrus or to papyri; made of or resembling papyrus or paper.
  • In zoology, papery; like parchment; pergamenteous: as, the substance of a wasp's nest is papyraceous.
  • Also, rarely, papyrian, papyrean.

Etymologies

Latin papyraceus made of papyrus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sold in garden centers as bulbs, or potted in the grocery store, Narcissus tazetta papyraceous may survive the winter when planted in D. C.-area gardens but not the colder parts of the region.

    Use these fragrant plants to freshen the indoors

  • Calyx bell-shaped, 5 acute papyraceous divisions, each bearing a small gland near its base.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

  • Republica, & De Inveniendis Orationum Exordiis_: A piece inestimable, never publish’d; is now in the library at Vienna, after it had formerly been the greatest rarity in that of the late Cardinal Mazarine: Other papyraceous trees are mention’d by West-Indian travellers, especially in

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

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