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Monterey cypress
Cupressus macrocarpa

cy·press

 (sī′prĭs)
n.
1.
a. Any of various evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Cupressus, native to Eurasia and North America and having opposite, scalelike leaves and globose woody cones.
b. Any of several similar or related coniferous trees, such as the bald cypress.
c. The wood of any of these trees.
2. Cypress branches used as a symbol of mourning.

[Middle English cipres, from Old French, from Late Latin cypressus, probably blend of Latin cupressus and cyparissus (from Greek kuparissos).]

cypress

(ˈsaɪprəs)
n
1. (Plants) any coniferous tree of the N temperate genus Cupressus, having dark green scalelike leaves and rounded cones: family Cupressaceae. See also Leyland cypress
2. (Plants) any of several similar and related trees, such as the widely cultivated Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Lawson's cypress), of the western US
3. (Plants) any of various other coniferous trees, esp the swamp cypress
4. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees
[Old English cypresse, from Latin cyparissus, from Greek kuparissos; related to Latin cupressus]

cypress

(ˈsaɪprəs) or

cyprus

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a fabric, esp a fine silk, lawn, or crepelike material, often black and worn as mourning
[C14 cyprus from the island of Cyprus]

cy•press1

(ˈsaɪ prəs)

n.
1. any of several evergreen coniferous trees of the genus Cupressus, having dark-green, scalelike, overlapping leaves.
2. any of various other coniferous trees of allied genera, as the bald cypress.
3. the wood of these trees.
[before 1000; < Late Latin cypressus, appar. b. Latin cupressus and cyparissus < Greek kypárissos]

cy•press2

or cy•prus

(ˈsaɪ prəs)

n.
a fine, thin fabric resembling lawn or crepe, formerly used in black for mourning garments and trimmings.
[1350–1400; Middle English cipre(s), cyprus, after Cyprus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cypress - wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressuscypress - wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus
cypress tree, cypress - any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones
cypress pine - any of several evergreen trees or shrubs of Australia and northern New Caledonia
juniper - coniferous shrub or small tree with berrylike cones
sequoia, redwood - either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
pond bald cypress, southern cypress, swamp cypress, Taxodium distichum, bald cypress - common cypress of southeastern United States having trunk expanded at base; found in coastal swamps and flooding river bottoms
bald cypress, pond cypress, Taxodium ascendens - smaller than and often included in the closely related Taxodium distichum
Mexican swamp cypress, Montezuma cypress, Taxodium mucronatum - cypress of river valleys of Mexican highlands
Callitris quadrivalvis, sandarac tree, Tetraclinis articulata, sandarac - large coniferous evergreen tree of North Africa and Spain having flattened branches and scalelike leaves yielding a hard fragrant wood; bark yields a resin used in varnishes
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.cypress - any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded conescypress - any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones
Cupressus, genus Cupressus - type genus of Cupressaceae
cypress - wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus
Cupressus goveniana, gowen cypress - small sometimes shrubby tree native to California; often used as an ornamental; in some classification systems includes the pygmy cypress and the Santa Cruz cypress
Cupressus goveniana pigmaea, Cupressus pigmaea, pygmy cypress - rare small cypress native to northern California; sometimes considered the same species as gowen cypress
Cupressus abramsiana, Cupressus goveniana abramsiana, Santa Cruz cypress - rare California cypress taller than but closely related to gowen cypress and sometimes considered the same species
Arizona cypress, Cupressus arizonica - Arizona timber tree with bluish silvery foliage
Cupressus guadalupensis, Guadalupe cypress - relatively low wide-spreading endemic on Guadalupe Island; cultivated for its bluish foliage
Cupressus macrocarpa, Monterey cypress - tall California cypress endemic on Monterey Bay; widely used for ornament as well as reforestation and shelterbelt planting
cedar of Goa, Cupressus lusitanica, Mexican cypress, Portuguese cypress - tall spreading evergreen found in Mexico having drooping branches; believed to have been introduced into Portugal from Goa
Cupressus sempervirens, Italian cypress, Mediterranean cypress - tall Eurasian cypress with thin grey bark and ascending branches
galbulus - the seed-producing cone of a cypress tree
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
Translations
شَجرة السَّرو
cypřiš
cypres
sypressi
ciprusciprusfa
kÿprusviîur
kiparisas
ciprese
cyprus
cypress
serviservi ağacı

cypress

[ˈsaɪprɪs] Nciprés m

cypress

[ˈsaɪprəs] n (= tree) → cyprès m

cypress

nZypresse f

cypress

[ˈsaɪprɪs] ncipresso
Lawson's cypress → cedro bianco

cypress

(ˈsaipris) noun
a type of evergreen tree.
References in classic literature ?
Studying it for a minute, he concluded that it was composed of three cypress trees, and he knew that nothing else than the hand of man could have planted them there.
One morning, when we was pretty well down the State of Arkansaw, we come in sight of a little one-horse town in a big bend; so we tied up about three-quarters of a mile above it, in the mouth of a crick which was shut in like a tunnel by the cypress trees, and all of us but Jim took the canoe and went down there to see if there was any chance in that place for our show.
Round her cave there was a thick wood of alder, poplar, and sweet smelling cypress trees, wherein all kinds of great birds had built their nests--owls, hawks, and chattering sea-crows that occupy their business in the waters.
The painter must introduce no ornament inconsistent with the climate or country of his landscape; he must not plant cypress trees upon Inch-Merrin, or Scottish firs among the ruins of Persepolis; and the author lies under a corresponding restraint.
Leyla Aliyeva and others then planted 63 evergreen cypress trees to pay tribute to the 63 children who were massacred by the Armenians in the town of Khojaly 26 years ago.
Additionally during the ceremony, Trustmark gave three Leland Cypress trees to the Fondren Renaissance Foundation to plant throughout Fondren as a symbol of partnership and expansion.
The views of brownish red bald cypress trees set between green lake water, layered mountains, and blue skies have attracted many visitors and photographers to Lipi Lake in Yuanshan Township, Yilan County at this time of the year.
He has taken long solo kayak trips along Greenland's west coast, hopped from island to island in Micronesia, and slogged through the swamps of Louisiana and Texas to find the area's most beautiful cypress trees, all the while dodging alligators.
BLM crews cut the pine and cypress trees and then moved the wood close to a paved area to make removal more convenient.
David Stahle, a tree-ring expert, shares that Sky Lake contains some of the largest and oldest bald cypress trees that remain on Earth.
A number of cypress trees were cut with the excuse that some were leaning, and others because they were supposedly blocking the sun from the other trees.
The garage has been converted into a stylish, state-of-the art oval-shaped screening room replete with suede walls, copper crown molding, and maple-and-oak parquet flooring, while the back of the house opens to a petite and private backyard with a plunge pool ringed by towering cypress trees.