African cypress

noun

: any of several cypress pines of southern Africa that vary in size from moderate shrubs to tall trees and include some that produce a fragrant yellowish to brown wood suitable for cabinetwork and a resin that is used locally

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of African cypress was circa 1785

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“African cypress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/African%20cypress. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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