a tree, Cupressus macrocarpa, of southern California, being pyramid-shaped in youth, but spreading in age: occurs naturally in only two groves on the coast of Monterey County, California, but is cultivated extensively.
Origin of Monterey cypress
First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for monterey cypress
another name for macrocarpa
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