Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of coniferous trees having small, scale-like, appressed or spreading acute leaves, as in the junipers, and cones formed of a small number of peltate woody scales, with several small angular seeds to each scale; the cypress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun one of the genera of cypress trees, the type genus of the Cupressaceae.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun type genus of Cupressaceae

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Examples

  • One can tell the difference with the shot above, the seed pod of an Arizona Cypress, cupressus arizonica, shows the scales not visible to my eyes even clothed, not naked, in glasses.

    Signs of Spring-The New Camera « Fairegarden

  • Old Jolyon had planted some cupressus-trees, at intervals, between this grassy terrace and the dipping meadow full of buttercups and ox-eyed daisies; for twelve years they had flourished, till their dark spiral shapes had quite a look of Italy.

    In Chancery

  • Serjeant's Inn; all these are not far distant from one another, and altogether do make _the most famous university for profession of law only_, or of any one human science, that is in the world, and advanceth itself above all others _quantum inter viburna cupressus_.

    The Customs of Old England

  • From the middle of it a wide stairway led down to the wonderful velvet lawn, which was dotted with clumps of cupressus with golden gleams in it, and beyond that clipped yews rose smooth and solid as a rampart of stone.

    Hawtrey's Deputy

  • From the middle of the terrace a wide stairway led down to the wonderful velvet lawn, which was dotted with clumps of cupressus with golden gleams in it, and beyond the lawn clipped yews rose smooth and solid as a rampart of stone.

    Masters of the Wheat-Lands

  • Old Jolyon had planted some cupressus-trees, at intervals, between this grassy terrace and the dipping meadow full of buttercups and ox-eyed daisies; for twelve years they had flourished, till their dark spiral shapes had quite a look of

    The Forsyte Saga - Complete

  • Old Jolyon had planted some cupressus-trees, at intervals, between this grassy terrace and the dipping meadow full of buttercups and ox-eyed daisies; for twelve years they had flourished, till their dark spiral shapes had quite a look of

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume II. Indian Summer of a Forsyte In Chancery

  • Old Jolyon had planted some cupressus-trees, at intervals, between this grassy terrace and the dipping meadow full of buttercups and ox-eyed daisies; for twelve years they had flourished, till their dark spiral shapes had quite a look of

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • The first are abundant on the alluvial flats of the Nepean, the Hawkesbury and the Hunter; the latter on the limestone formation of Wellington Valley and in the better portions of Argyle; whilst the cupressus calytris seems to occupy sandy ridges with the casuarina.

    Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia — Volume I

  • The first are abundant on the alluvial flats of the Nepean, the Hawkesbury and the Hunter; the latter on the limestone formation of Wellington Valley and in the better portions of Argyle; whilst the cupressus calytris seems to occupy sandy ridges with the casuarina.

    Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia — Complete

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