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Parchment vs. Papyrus

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Parchmentnoun

Material, made from the polished skin of a calf, sheep, goat or other animal, used like paper for writing.

Papyrusnoun

A plant in the sedge family, Cyperus papyrus, native to the Nile river valley.

Parchmentnoun

A document made on such material.

Papyrusnoun

A material similar to paper made from the papyrus plant.

Parchmentnoun

A diploma (traditionally written on parchment).

Papyrusnoun

(countable) A scroll or document written on papyrus.

Parchmentnoun

Stiff paper imitating that material.

Papyrusnoun

A tall rushlike plant (Cyperus Papyrus) of the Sedge family, formerly growing in Egypt, and now found in Abyssinia, Syria, Sicily, etc. The stem is triangular and about an inch thick.

Parchmentnoun

The creamy to tanned color of parchment.

Papyrusnoun

The material upon which the ancient Egyptians wrote. It was formed by cutting the stem of the plant into thin longitudinal slices, which were gummed together and pressed.

Parchmentnoun

The envelope of the coffee grains, inside the pulp.

Papyrusnoun

A manuscript written on papyrus; esp., pl., written scrolls made of papyrus; as, the papyri of Egypt or Herculaneum.

Parchmentnoun

The skin of a lamb, sheep, goat, young calf, or other animal, prepared for writing on. See Vellum.

‘But here's a parchment with the seal of Cæsar.’;

Papyrusnoun

paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans

Parchmentnoun

The envelope of the coffee grains, inside the pulp.

Papyrusnoun

tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times

Parchmentnoun

a superior paper resembling sheepskin

Papyrusnoun

a document written on papyrus

Parchmentnoun

skin of a sheep or goat prepared for writing on

Papyrus

Papyrus ( pə-PYE-rəs) is a material similar to thick paper that was used in ancient times as a writing surface. It was made from the pith of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus, a wetland sedge.

Parchment

Parchment is a writing material made from specially prepared untanned skins of animals—primarily sheep, calves, and goats. It has been used as a writing medium for over two millennia.

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