Macnab cypress

noun

Mac·​nab cypress
mə̇kˈnab-
variants or MacNab cypress or less commonly Macnab's cypress or MacNab's cypress
: a bushy evergreen tree (Cupressus macnabiana) of the Pacific coast of North America

Word History

Etymology

after James MacNab †1878 Scottish botanist

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Macnab cypress was in 1881

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“Macnab cypress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Macnab%20cypress. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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