Cypress

cypress, conifer, tree
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Cypress (Wikipedia)

Cypress is a common name for various coniferous trees or shrubs of northern temperate regions that belong to the family Cupressaceae. The word cypress is derived from Old French cipres, which was imported from Latin cypressus, the latinisation of the Greek κυπάρισσος (kyparissos).

Species that are commonly known as cypresses include:

Most prominently:

  • Cypress (multiple species within the genus Cupressus)

Otherwise:

The family Cupressaceae also contains 13–16 other genera (not listed above) that do not bear cypress in their common names.

Plants named cypress
Cypress (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • cypres (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, US) IPA(key): /ˈsaɪ.pɹəs/
  • Homophone: Cyprus

Etymology 1

From Old French cipres (French cyprès), from Ancient Greek κυπάρισσος (kupárissos), probably from an unknown Mediterranean Pre-Greek language; compare Hebrew גֹּפֶר(gōp̄er), the name of the tree whose wood was used to make the ark (Genesis. vi:14).

Noun

cypress (plural

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