Mexican cypress


Definition of Mexican cypress

: an evergreen tree (Cupressus lusitanica) found from Mexico to Nicaragua that has reddish-brown bark, pendulous branchlets, and scalelike leaves and that is often cultivated for ornament or in plantations (as in Africa) for its wood also : the yellowish to reddish-brown wood of the Mexican cypress

called also cedar of Goa, Portuguese cedar

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“Mexican cypress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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