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cypress

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noun cy·press \ˈsī-prəs\

Definition of cypress

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  branches of cypress used as a symbol of mourning



Origin of cypress

Middle English cipres, from Anglo-French ciprès, from Latin cyparissus, from Greek kyparissos


First Known Use: 14th century

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cypress

noun cy·press

Definition of cypress

  1. :  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

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geographical name Cy·press \ˈsī-prəs\

Definition of Cypress

  1. city SW California SE of Los Angeles pop 47,802




CYPRESS Defined for Kids

cypress

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noun cy·press \ˈsī-prəs\

Definition of cypress

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





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