Definition of Cupressus
1. Noun. Type genus of Cupressaceae.
Generic synonyms: Gymnosperm Genus
Group relationships: Cupressaceae, Cypress Family, Family Cupressaceae
Member holonyms: Cypress, Cypress Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cupressus
Literary usage of Cupressus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"(Cupressus and Taxodium.) The name cypress has been chiefly applied to trees of the genera ... The Cupressus, while true cypresses and important in Europe, ..."
2. A Manual of Indian Timbers: An Account of the Growth, Distribution, and Uses by James Sykes Gamble (1902)
"Cupressus funebris has occasional resin-ducts. and funebris, Cephalotaxus, Podocarpus. ... (Gamble) — Nordlinger's Sections, vol. 1. 2. Cupressus, Linn. ..."
3. The Silva of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1910)
"Cupressus L. CYPRESS. Trees or shrubs with the leaves small and appressed, scale-shaped and closely imbricated in four ranks on the ultimate branchlets, ..."
4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"Evergreen trees and shrubs of the genus Cupressus, and of the natural ... One of the best known is the common cypress of the south of Europe (Cupressus sem ..."
5. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1880)
"Cupressus torulosa, Don.* Nepal Cypress. Northern India ; 4500 to 8000 feet above sea level. Average ordinary height 40 feet, but much larger dimensions ..."