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Meaning of cypress

cy•press

Pronunciation: (sī'prus), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several evergreen coniferous trees constituting the genus Cupressus, having dark-green, scalelike, overlapping leaves.
  2. any of various other coniferous trees of allied genera, as the bald cypress.
  3. any of various unrelated plants resembling the true cypress.
  4. the wood of these trees or plants.

cy•press

Pronunciation: (sī'prus), [key]
— n. Obs.
  1. a fine, thin fabric resembling lawn or crepe, formerly used in black for mourning garments and trimmings.

Cy•press

Pronunciation: (sī'prus), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in SW California. 40,391.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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