plural noun Cu·pres·sa·ce·ae \ˌk(y)üprəˈsāsēˌē\

Definition of Cupressaceae

  1. :  a family of widely distributed, usually evergreen, coniferous trees and shrubs having small, flattened, scalelike or sometimes needlelike leaves and including the cypress, juniper, and arborvitae – — see callitris, chamaecyparis, cryptomeria, cunninghamia, fitzroya, libocedrus, taiwania, thuja, thujopsis

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Origin and Etymology of cupressaceae

New Latin, from Cupressus, type genus + -aceae

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to cast off or become cast off

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