[ hi-noh-kee ]
/ hɪˈnoʊ ki /
an evergreen tree, Chamaecyparis obtusa, of Japan, having scalelike leaves and orange-brown cones, grown for timber and as an ornamental.
Origin of hinoki cypress
1720–30; < Japanese hi-no-ki, equivalent to hi cypress (earlier f(y)i < *pi) + no grammatical particle + ki(y) tree (earlier *koi)
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