Gowen cypress

noun
Gow·​en cypress | \ ˈgau̇ən- \

Definition of Gowen cypress

: a small tree or shrub (Cupressus goveniana) with erect or stiff branches, spherical cones, and light green to yellowish leaves that is native to California and used as an ornamental

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History and Etymology for Gowen cypress

after James R. Gowen, 19th century British horticulturist

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“Gowen cypress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gowen%20cypress. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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