Definition of Mexican cypress
1. Noun. Tall spreading evergreen found in Mexico having drooping branches; believed to have been introduced into Portugal from Goa.
Generic synonyms: Cypress, Cypress Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mexican Cypress
Literary usage of Mexican cypress
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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"... but soon becoming as slow-growing as the yew, and adding only an inch In twelve to thirty years. The other species, T. mucronatum, the Mexican cypress, ..."
2. A Supplement to Gordon's Pinetum: Containing Descriptions and Additional by George Gordon (1862)
"... Mr. Knight's Mexican cypress. Syn. Cupressus elegans, Low. A fine, strong, growing kind, with the younger branches of a violet or glaucous colour, ..."
3. Chambers's Information for the People by William Chambers, Robert Chambers (1842)
"... tree consists ouly of one stem, we are entitled to regard this Mexican cypress aa the most gigantic and ancient tree hitherto discovered on the globe. ..."
4. A Practical Treatise on Tree Culture in South Australia by John Ednie Brown (1886)
"This is the incense-bearing Mexican cypress. A handsome tree, 50ft. high, branches spreading horizontally, sometimes pendant at tips. ..."
5. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1846)
"Now that tree was only twenty-six feet in circumference, while the Mexican cypress was 120 feet. There was nothing in the constitution of trees at present ..."