Macnab cypress

noun
Mac·​nab cypress | \ mə̇kˈnab- \
variants: or MacNab cypress or less commonly Macnab's cypress or MacNab's cypress

Definition of Macnab cypress

: a bushy evergreen tree (Cupressus macnabiana) of the Pacific coast of North America

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First Known Use of Macnab cypress

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Macnab cypress

after James MacNab †1878 Scottish botanist

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The first known use of Macnab cypress was in 1881

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“Macnab cypress.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Macnab%20cypress. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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