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(Plants) any tree of the genus Cupressus. See cypress1
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Noun1.cupressus - type genus of CupressaceaeCupressus - type genus of Cupressaceae    
gymnosperm genus - a genus of gymnosperms
Cupressaceae, cypress family, family Cupressaceae - cypresses and junipers and many cedars
cypress tree, cypress - any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones
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Cupressus species take more than a decade to mature, so frequent fires kill off young cypresses before they're old enough to release their seeds.
There is a partial recovery of the hydrologic cycle services through afforestation of bared areas with protective plantations of exotic trees (mostly Pinus and Cupressus species).