Macnab cypress

noun Mac·nab cypress \mə̇kˈnab-\
variants: or

MacNab cypress

less commonly

Macnab's cypress

or

MacNab's cypress

Definition of Macnab cypress

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

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Origin and Etymology of macnab cypress

after James MacNab †1878 Scottish botanist


First Known Use: 1881


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