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Meaning of hinoki cypress

hi•no'ki cy'press

Pronunciation: (hi-nō'kē), [key]
  1. 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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