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CYPRESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cypress mean? 

CYPRESS (noun)
  The noun CYPRESS has 2 senses:

1. wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus
2. any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones

  Familiarity information: CYPRESS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CYPRESS (noun)


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Meaning:

Wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("cypress" is a kind of...):

wood (the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cypress"):

cypress pine (any of several evergreen trees or shrubs of Australia and northern New Caledonia)

juniper (coniferous shrub or small tree with berrylike cones)

redwood; sequoia (either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae)

bald cypress; pond bald cypress; southern cypress; swamp cypress; Taxodium distichum (common cypress of southeastern United States having trunk expanded at base; found in coastal swamps and flooding river bottoms)

bald cypress; pond cypress; Taxodium ascendens (smaller than and often included in the closely related Taxodium distichum)

Mexican swamp cypress; Montezuma cypress; Taxodium mucronatum (cypress of river valleys of Mexican highlands)

Callitris quadrivalvis; sandarac; sandarac tree; Tetraclinis articulata (large coniferous evergreen tree of North Africa and Spain having flattened branches and scalelike leaves yielding a hard fragrant wood; bark yields a resin used in varnishes)

Holonyms ("cypress" is a substance of...):

cypress; cypress tree (any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones)


Sense 2cypress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

cypress tree; cypress

Hypernyms ("cypress" is a kind of...):

conifer; coniferous tree (any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones)

Meronyms (parts of "cypress"):

galbulus (the seed-producing cone of a cypress tree)

Meronyms (substance of "cypress"):

cypress (wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cypress"):

Cupressus sempervirens; Italian cypress; Mediterranean cypress (tall Eurasian cypress with thin grey bark and ascending branches)

Cupressus goveniana; gowen cypress (small sometimes shrubby tree native to California; often used as an ornamental; in some classification systems includes the Pygmy cypress and the Santa Cruz cypress)

Cupressus goveniana pigmaea; Cupressus pigmaea; pygmy cypress (rare small cypress native to northern California; sometimes considered the same species as gowen cypress)

Cupressus abramsiana; Cupressus goveniana abramsiana; Santa Cruz cypress (rare California cypress taller than but closely related to gowen cypress and sometimes considered the same species)

Arizona cypress; Cupressus arizonica (Arizona timber tree with bluish silvery foliage)

Cupressus guadalupensis; Guadalupe cypress (relatively low wide-spreading endemic on Guadalupe Island; cultivated for its bluish foliage)

Cupressus macrocarpa; Monterey cypress (tall California cypress endemic on Monterey Bay; widely used for ornament as well as reforestation and shelterbelt planting)

cedar of Goa; Cupressus lusitanica; Mexican cypress; Portuguese cypress (tall spreading evergreen found in Mexico having drooping branches; believed to have been introduced into Portugal from Goa)

Holonyms ("cypress" is a member of...):

Cupressus; genus Cupressus (type genus of Cupressaceae)


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