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Definition of cypress
- (also cypress tree) an evergreen coniferous tree with small rounded woody cones and flattened shoots bearing small scale-like leaves.
- Cupressus, Chamaecyparis, and other genera, family Cupressaceae: many species, including the columnar Italian cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), common throughout southern Europe.
Middle English: from Old French cipres, from late Latin cypressus, from Greek kuparissos