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  • n. Leyland Cypress, especially when part of a large hedge

Etymologies

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From the name of the species

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  • "She sent me out to check ten sycamores at the backs of some houses in Romsey to see whether there was a root problem when it came to the sewers (the sycamores were fine, though a leylandii clump was too close to the houses by far) and by the time I got back to work she'd sent me an email saying I'd been assigned next week off, on half-pay—in October, which is one of our busiest times."

    Artful by Ali Smith, p 57

    August 3, 2013