cypress

noun (1)
cy·​press | \ ˈsī-prəs \

Definition of cypress

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a(1) : any of a genus (Cupressus of the family Cupressaceae, the cypress family) of evergreen trees and shrubs with small overlapping leaves resembling scales
(2) : any of several coniferous trees of the cypress family or the bald cypress family especially : bald cypress sense 1
b : the wood of a cypress tree
2 : branches of cypress used as a symbol of mourning

cypress

noun (2)

Definition of cypress (Entry 2 of 3)

: a silk or cotton usually black gauze formerly used for mourning

Cypress

geographical name
Cy·​press | \ ˈsī-prəs \

Definition of Cypress (Entry 3 of 3)

city in southwestern California southeast of Los Angeles population 47,802

First Known Use of cypress

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cypress

Noun (1)

Middle English cipres, from Anglo-French ciprès, from Latin cyparissus, from Greek kyparissos

Noun (2)

Middle English ciprus, cipres, from Cyprus, Mediterranean island

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cypress

noun
cy·​press | \ ˈsī-prəs \

Kids Definition of cypress

: an evergreen tree or shrub with small overlapping leaves resembling scales

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