hinoki cypress

[ hi-noh-kee ]
/ hɪˈnoʊ ki /

noun

an evergreen tree, Chamaecyparis obtusa, of Japan, having scalelike leaves and orange-brown cones, grown for timber and as an ornamental.

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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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