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1cypress

noun cy·press \ˈsī-prəs\

Definition of CYPRESS

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a (1) :  any of a genus (Cupressus of the family Cupressaceae, the cypress family) of evergreen trees and shrubs with small overlapping leaves resembling scales (2) :  any of several coniferous trees of the cypress family or the bald cypress family; especially :  bald cypress 1
b :  the wood of a cypress tree
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:  branches of cypress used as a symbol of mourning
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Origin of CYPRESS

Middle English cipres, from Anglo-French ciprès, from Latin cyparissus, from Greek kyparissos
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Wood Production Terms

cord, lumber, punk

Rhymes with CYPRESS

2cypress

noun

Definition of CYPRESS

:  a silk or cotton usually black gauze formerly used for mourning

Origin of CYPRESS

Middle English ciprus, cipres, from Cyprus, Mediterranean island
First Known Use: 15th century

Cypress

geographical name Cy·press \ˈsī-prəs\

Definition of CYPRESS

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CYPRESS Defined for Kids

cypress

noun cy·press \ˈsī-prəs\

Definition of CYPRESS for Kids

:  an evergreen tree or shrub with small overlapping leaves resembling scales
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