Meaning of CYPRESS in English

cypress 1

/suy"preuhs/ , n.

1. any of several evergreen coniferous trees constituting the genus Cupressus, having dark-green, scalelike, overlapping leaves.

2. any of various other coniferous trees of allied genera, as the bald cypress.

3. any of various unrelated plants resembling the true cypress.

4. the wood of these trees or plants.

[ bef. 1000; ME, OE cypresse cypressus, appar. b. L cupressus and cyparissus kypárissos; r. ME cipres ]

cypress 2

/suy"preuhs/ , n. Obs.

a fine, thin fabric resembling lawn or crepe, formerly used in black for mourning garments and trimmings.

Also, cyprus .

[ 1350-1400; ME cipre ( s ), cyprus, after CYPRUS ]

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