Chamaecyparis

noun Cham·ae·cyp·a·ris

Definition of Chamaecyparis

  1. :  a genus of evergreen, coniferous trees of the cypress family (Cupressaceae) of eastern Asia and North America that have small, scalelike leaves and aromatic wood and are often grown ornamentally — see southern white cedar

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Origin and Etymology of chamaecyparis

New Latin, from chamae- + -cyparis (from Greek kyparissos cypress) — more at cypress


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