African cypress

noun

Definition of African cypress

: 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

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First Known Use of African cypress

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 16 Sep. 2021.

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