Cyprus
Cyprus Cy"prus (s?"pr?s), n. [OE. cipres, cypirs; perh. so named as being first manufactured in Cyprus. Cf. {Cipers}.] A thin, transparent stuff, the same as, or corresponding to, crape. It was either white or black, the latter being most common, and used for mourning. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Lawn as white as driven snow, Cyprus black as e'er was crow. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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