: a genus of resinous, evergreen trees and shrubs of the family Cupressaceae having small, scalelike, overlapping leaves, and small, roundish cones composed of woody scales and including the Arizona cypress, Gowen cypress, Mexican cypress, and Monterey cypress
cupressus plural cupressus : a tree of the genus Cupressus see cypress sense 1

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, cypress

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“Cupressus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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