Definition of Lawson's cypress
1. Noun. Large timber tree of western North America with trunk diameter to 12 feet and height to 200 feet.
Generic synonyms: Cedar, Cedar Tree
Group relationships: Chamaecyparis, Genus Chamaecyparis
Terms within: Port Orford Cedar
Lawson's Cypress Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Lawson's Cypress Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Lawson's Cypress
Literary usage of Lawson's cypress
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Isa. \liv. 14. (6) A name given to other coniferous trees nearly allied to the true cypresses. Such are Lawson s cypress, ..."
2. Forestry and Forest Products: Prize Essays of the Edinburgh International by John Rattray, Hugh Robert Mill (1885)
"Cupressus Lawson-wmi, Lawson-s Cypress, is a native of California. In height it reaches 100 feet and upwards. It is a singularly handsome tree, ..."