Quamoclit vulgaris
Cypress Cy"press (s?"pr?s), n.; pl. {Cypresses} (-?z). [OE. cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus, cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????, perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot) A coniferous tree of the genus {Cupressus}. The species are mostly evergreen, and have wood remarkable for its durability. [1913 Webster]

Note: Among the trees called cypress are the common Oriental cypress, {Cupressus sempervirens}, the evergreen American cypress, {Cupressus thyoides} (now called {Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea}), and the deciduous American cypress, {Taxodium distichum}. As having anciently been used at funerals, and to adorn tombs, the Oriental species is an emblem of mourning and sadness. [1913 Webster]

{Cypress vine} (Bot.), a climbing plant with red or white flowers ({Ipot[oe]a Quamoclit}, formerly {Quamoclit vulgaris}). [1913 Webster]


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  • Quamoclit vulgaris — Quamoclit Quam o*clit, n. [Gr. ? a bean + ? to bend, to slope.] (Bot.) Formerly, a genus of plants including the cypress vine ({Quamoclit vulgaris}, now called {Ipom[oe]a Quamoclit}). The genus is now merged in Ipom[oe]a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quamoclit vulgaris Choisy — Symbol IPQU Synonym Symbol QUVU2 Botanical Family Convolvulaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Quamoclit — Quam o*clit, n. [Gr. ? a bean + ? to bend, to slope.] (Bot.) Formerly, a genus of plants including the cypress vine ({Quamoclit vulgaris}, now called {Ipom[oe]a Quamoclit}). The genus is now merged in Ipom[oe]a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quamoclit — (Q. Mönch.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Convolvulaceae Convolvuleae, 5. Kl., 1. Ordn. L., sonst zu Ipomoea gerechnet; Arten: Q. vulgaris (Ipomoea q.), windend, mit federartig zertheilten Blättern, scharlachrothen Blüthen, zierliches… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ipomoea Quamoclit — Quamoclit Quam o*clit, n. [Gr. ? a bean + ? to bend, to slope.] (Bot.) Formerly, a genus of plants including the cypress vine ({Quamoclit vulgaris}, now called {Ipom[oe]a Quamoclit}). The genus is now merged in Ipom[oe]a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ipomoea quamoclit —   Ipomoea quamoclit …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ipotoea Quamoclit — Cypress Cy press (s? pr?s), n.; pl. {Cypresses} ( ?z). [OE. cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus, cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????, perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ipomoea Quamoclit — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Symphoricarpus vulgaris — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea — Cypress Cy press (s? pr?s), n.; pl. {Cypresses} ( ?z). [OE. cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus, cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????, perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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