Cypress
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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  • cypress — type of evergreen tree (sacred to Pluto), late 12c., from O.Fr. cipres (12c., Mod.Fr. cyprès), from L.L. cypressus, from L. cupressus, from Gk. kyparissos, probably from an unknown pre Greek Mediterranean language. Perhaps related to Heb. gopher …   Etymology dictionary

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