cypress

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See also: Cypress and cy pres

English[edit]

a Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa)

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English cipres, from Old French cipres (French cyprès), from Ancient Greek κυπάρισσος (kupárissos), probably from an unknown Mediterranean Pre-Greek language; compare Hebrewגֹּפֶר(gōp̄er), the name of the tree whose wood was used to make the ark (Genesis. vi:14), also κύπρος (relating to aromatic pitch).

Noun[edit]

cypress (plural cypresses)

  1. An evergreen coniferous tree with flattened shoots bearing small scale-like leaves, whose dark foliage is sometimes associated with mourning, in family Cupressaceae, especially the genera Cupressus and Chamaecyparis.
    • 1940, Rosetta E. Clarkson, Green Enchantments: The Magic Spell of Gardens, The Macmillan Company, page 273:
      Have a tree or two the witches particularly like, such as the alder, larch, cypress and hemlock; then, to counteract any possible evil effects, there must be a holly, yew, hazel, elder, mountain ash or juniper.
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cypress

  1. Alternative form of Cyprus (type of fabric)

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

cypress

  1. Alternative form of cipres

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish cypres, from Latin cupressus.

Noun[edit]

cypress c

  1. cypress

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Declension of cypress 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative cypress cypressen cypresser cypresserna
Genitive cypress cypressens cypressers cypressernas