Definitions for: Cypress


[n] any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones
[n] wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus



Webster (1913) Definition: Cy"press (s?"pr?s), n.; pl. Cypresses (-?z). [OE.
cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus,
cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????,
perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot)
A coniferous tree of the genus Cupressus. The species are
mostly evergreen, and have wood remarkable for its
durability.

Note: Among the trees called cypress are the common Oriental
cypress, Cupressus sempervirens, the evergreen
American cypress, C. thyoides (now called
Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea), and the deciduous
American cypress, Taxodium distichum. As having
anciently been used at funerals, and to adorn tombs,
the Oriental species is an emblem of mourning and
sadness.

Cypress vine (Bot.), a climbing plant with red or white
flowers (Ipot[oe]a Quamoclit, formerly {Quamoclit
vulgaris}).

Synonyms: cypress tree

See Also: Arizona cypress, bald cypress, Callitris quadrivalvis, cedar of Goa, conifer, coniferous tree, Cupressus, Cupressus abramsiana, Cupressus arizonica, Cupressus goveniana, Cupressus goveniana abramsiana, Cupressus goveniana pigmaea, Cupressus guadalupensis, Cupressus lusitanica, Cupressus macrocarpa, Cupressus pigmaea, Cupressus sempervirens, cypress, cypress pine, galbulus, genus Cupressus, gowen cypress, Guadalupe cypress, Italian cypress, juniper, Mediterranean cypress, Mexican cypress, Mexican swamp cypress, Monterey cypress, Montezuma cypress, pond bald cypress, pond cypress, Portuguese cypress, pygmy cypress, redwood, sandarac, sandarac tree, Santa Cruz cypress, sequoia, southern cypress, swamp cypress, Taxodium ascendens, Taxodium distichum, Taxodium mucronatum, Tetraclinis articulata, wood

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