cypress

Definitions

  • Jamestown exploration trenches of 1955 from the air. Landmarks are the “old cypress” in the river, upper left, the tercentenary monument, and the standing ruin of the 18th-century Ambler house
    Jamestown exploration trenches of 1955 from the air. Landmarks are the “old cypress” in the river, upper left, the tercentenary monument, and the standing ruin of the 18th-century Ambler house
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cypress any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones
    • n cypress wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus
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Additional illustrations & photos:

BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a...
A Cypress Slough in the Dry Season A Cypress Slough in the Dry Season

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cypress (Bot) A coniferous tree of the genus Cupressus. The species are mostly evergreen, and have wood remarkable for its durability.☞ Among the trees called cypress are the common Oriental cypress, Cupressus sempervirens, the evergreen American cypress, Cupressus thyoidesnow called Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea), and the deciduous American cypress, Taxodium distichum. As having anciently been used at funerals, and to adorn tombs, the Oriental species is an emblem of mourning and sadness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cypress In botany: The popular name of coniferous trees of the genus Cupressus. The common cypress of southern Europe is C. sempervirens, of which there are two forms, one with upright appressed branches like a Lombardy poplar, the other a flat-topped tree with horizontal branches. The wood is much used in carpentry. C. macrocarpa, the Monterey cypress of California, is a fine ornamental tree, and is frequently cultivated.
    • n cypress A name given to other coniferous trees nearly allied to the true cypresses. Such are Lawson's cypress, Chamœcyparis Lawsoniana, and the yellow or Sitka cypress, C. Nutkaensis, of the Pacific coast of North America, both valuable timber-trees and largely cultivated for ornament; the bald, deciduous, black, swampred. or white cypress, of the Atlantic States. Taxodium distichum, a large timber-tree of which the wood varies much in color; the desert-cypress of Australia, Frenela robusta; and the golden cypress, Biota orientalis, of Japan, with yellow foliage.
    • n cypress One of various plants so named from a fancied resemblance to the true cypress, as the standing cypress, Gilia coronopifolia, a tall, slender, polemoniaceous herb, with divided leaves and scarlet flowers, and the Belvedere, broom-, or summer cypress, a tall chenopodiaceous plant, Kochia scoparia, sometimes cultivated.
    • n cypress An emblem of mourning for the dead, cypress-branches having been anciently used at funerals.
    • cypress Belonging to or made of cypress.
    • n cypress A thin transparent black or white stuff; a kind of crape.
    • cypress Made of or resembling cypress.
    • n cypress The English galingale, Cyperus longus: called sweet cypress from its aromatic roots. Also cypress-root.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cypress sī′pres an evergreen tree whose branches used to be carried at funerals; hence a symbol of death
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cyprs, L. cupressus, cyparissus,cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus,), fr. Gr. , perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. gpher, Gen. vi. 14
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. ciprès (Fr. cyprès)—L. cupressus—Gr. kyparissos.

Usage

In literature:

I was looking out of the window; all the trees look like cypress-trees, and the whole country looks like a graveyard.
"Led Astray and The Sphinx" by Octave Feuillet
The air trembled round the bright green cypresses behind the house.
"Tales from Many Sources" by Various
Cypress is not as plentiful, and redwood is costly.
"The Water Supply of the El Paso and Southwestern Railway from Carrizozo to Santa Rosa, N. Mex." by J. L. Campbell
There is close by it a row, or avenue (I forget which), of tall cypresses.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
I love the very stones of it, to say nothing of the cypresses and river.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Know ye the land where the cypress and myrtle.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
In the midst of the cloister grow four cypresses.
"Corinne, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Mme de Stael
The adjoining garden is filled with cypresses.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
The long-haired hyacinth and jasmine both around the cypress twine.
"Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers" by W. A. Clouston
An East Indian fruit obtained from a species of cypress.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XII, Jan. 3, 1891" by Various
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In poetry:

Dark cypresses—
The world is uneasily happy;
It will all be forgotten.
—Theodore Storm
"Goodbye to the Poetry of Calcium" by James Wright
There in the deeps
That churn the frankincense and ooze the myrrh,
Cypress shadowy,
Such an aroma of lost human life!
"Cypresses" by D H Lawrence
Bid me despair, and I'll despair,
Under that cypress tree;
Or bid me die, and I will dare
E'en death, to die for thee.
"To Anthea, Who May Command Him Anything" by Robert Herrick
The undeliverable secret,
Dead with a dead race and a dead speech, and yet
Darkly monumental in you,
Etruscan cypresses.
"Cypresses" by D H Lawrence
We, like them, are driven forth;
We must toil and weep,
Till in quiet sleep,
Beneath the cypress shade we sink to earth.
"A Dirge - II" by Peter John Allan
Life is Eden; but the tree
Of true knowledge blooms
'Mid the desert's tombs,
—The cypress soon to wave o'er you and me.
"A Dirge - II" by Peter John Allan

In news:

Lely advances in 5A regional play, downing Cypress Lake in straight sets.
Pernix pays $101mm for generics firm Cypress and its branded drug unit Hawthorn.
Lely sweeps Cypress Lake in 5A regional quarterfinal.
They swept Cypress Lake in a Class 5A regional quarterfinal at Lely.
Ramtron International Corp. Shareholders will vote Nov 20 on the company's acquisition by Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
Cypress already owns more than three fourths of Ramtron's shares.
Men's Midweek Report: UCLA wins at Cypress Point.
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Woman rescued from overturned SUV in Cypress .
Cypress police officers interview the driver of the 4Runner after firefighters broke open her windshield to get her out of her vehicle.
Cypress Hill Assault Leads to Arrest.
Grass Valley Police Offices responded to a call on Cypress Hill at 10:48 Saturday (Oct 20) night to discover a man in a white t-shirt covered with blood.
Cypress Semiconductor 3rd-Quarter Net Down 64% as Revenue Slides.
Cypress Printing Center Honored for Sales Growth.
Orange Coast 1, Cypress 0.
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In science:

On the other hand, bald cypresses and other trees are significantly associated for distance larger than 4 m.
Overall and Pairwise Segregation Tests Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Base-class-specific tests are all significant for all species but bald cypresses implying significant deviation in rows than expected under CSR independence, except for bald cypress trees.
Class-Specific Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
NN-class-specific tests are significant for all species but bald cypresses, implying significant deviation in columns than expected under CSR independence for all species except for bald cypress trees.
Class-Specific Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
It is interesting to observe that both methods indicate that bald cypresses have a very different pattern compared to the others.
Class-Specific Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
See also Figure 35 which is suggestive of segregation of other trees from bald cypresses.
A Comparison of Two Proximity Catch Digraph Families in Testing Spatial Clustering
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