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  1. any tree of the genus CupressusSee cypress 1
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  • He passed the Cupressus trees, dark and spiral, into the meadow.

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.

    John Galsworthy

  • Cupressus, kū-pres′us, n. the cypress genus of coniferous trees.

  • Dwarf Cypress (Cupressus pygmæa) was formerly supposed to be a stunted form of Gowen cypress.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • Macnab Cypress (Cupressus macnabiana) is a California tree of limited range and little commercial value.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • Some of the green or glaucous varieties of both Cupressus and Thuya will come fairly true from seed, from 40 per cent.