Meaning of CYPRESS in English


Any of about 20 species of ornamental and timber evergreen conifers constituting the genus Cupressus of the family Cupressaceae, which includes more than 130 species found throughout the world.

The leaves are usually paired or in threes and are small and scalelike. A few of the many economically important genera in the cypress family are Cupressus, Thuja ( arborvitae ), Calocedrus (incense cedar), and Juniperus ( juniper ). Arborvitae, cypress, and juniper are especially important as timber sources or ornamentals. They also contain useful oils, resins, and tannins.

Italian cypress ( Cupressus sempervirens )

W.H. Hodge

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