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  1. a large coniferous tree of New Zealand, Cupressus macrocarpa, used for shelter belts on farms and for rough timberAlso called: Monterey cypress
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Word Origin for macrocarpa

C19: from New Latin, from Greek macro- + karpos fruit
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Examples from the Web for macrocarpa

Historical Examples of macrocarpa

  • Macrocarpa, leaves and fruit larger than those of the species.

    Woodland Gleanings

    Charles Tilt

  • This is a spruce of a species new to me, Douglasii macrocarpa.

    Steep Trails

    John Muir

  • Wax candles have been made from the seeds of Myrica macrocarpa in Colombia, and also from vegetable wax in Java.

  • Pavia macrocarpa (syn Pavia macrocarpa) an open-headed and graceful tree; Ae.

  • It is the Cypress or Macrocarpa period, when trim hedges divide the gardens—and often the people—from one another.