Meaning of CYPRESS in English

■ noun an evergreen coniferous tree with flattened shoots bearing small scale-like leaves, whose dark foliage is sometimes associated with mourning. [ Cupressus sempervirens (southern Europe) and other species, family Cupressaceae.]


ME: from OFr. cipres , from late L. ~us , from Gk kuparissos .

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