Monterey cypress


Mon·​te·​rey cypress ˈmän-tə-ˌrā- How to pronounce Monterey cypress (audio)
: a California cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) that is endemic to the Monterey and Carmel seacoast and is often planted for ornament

Examples of Monterey cypress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some hardy choices in this red planter include 'Baby Blue' false cypress, 'Goldcrest' Monterey cypress, 'Taylor' juniper, and 'Emerald Gaiety' variegated wintercreeper. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Sep. 2023 And at the edge of Golden Gate Park, there is a wild tangle of Monterey cypress and other canopy trees framed by two windmill ruins. David G. Allan, CNN, 9 Aug. 2022 But the vantage from some of the benches and the central lawn is blocked by a mature Monterey cypress. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Nov. 2021 The massive Monterey cypress trees lining the fairways add atmosphere, while swatting at and gobbling up errant shots. Scott Ostler,, 8 Aug. 2020

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Word History


Monterey, California

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Monterey cypress was in 1868

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“Monterey cypress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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