What does cypress mean?

Definitions for cypress
ˈsaɪ prəscy·press

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cypressnoun

    wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus

  2. cypress, cypress treenoun

    any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones


  1. cypressnoun

    An evergreen coniferous tree with flattened shoots bearing small scale-like leaves, whose dark foliage is sometimes associated with mourning.

  2. Etymology: From κυπάρισσος.


  1. Cypress

    Cypress is a common name for various coniferous trees or shrubs of northern temperate regions that belong to the family Cupressaceae. The word cypress is derived from Old French cipres, which was imported from Latin cypressus, the latinisation of the Greek κυπάρισσος (kyparissos).Species that are commonly known as cypresses include: Most prominently:


  1. cypress

    Cypress is a type of evergreen tree or shrub that belongs to the family Cupressaceae. It is characterized by its dark green foliage, small flowers, and round, woody cones. The wood of cypress is aromatic, durable, and often used in construction. The trees are native to various parts of the world, including the Mediterranean region, North America, Asia, and Australia. They are often used in landscaping for their ornamental value and are also cultivated for timber and essential oil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cypressnoun

    a coniferous tree of the genus Cupressus. The species are mostly evergreen, and have wood remarkable for its durability

  2. Etymology: [OE. cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cyprs, L. cupressus, cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. , perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. gpher, Gen. vi. 14.]


  1. Cypress

    Cypress is a suburban city located in the northern region of Orange County within Southern California. Its population was 47,802 at the 2010 census.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cypress

    sī′pres, n. an evergreen tree whose branches used to be carried at funerals; hence a symbol of death.—adj. Cyp′rine. [O. Fr. ciprès (Fr. cyprès)—L. cupressus—Gr. kyparissos.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Cypress

    A tree introduced to Western Europe from the island of Cyprus.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cypress is ranked #26949 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cypress surname appeared 900 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cypress.

    59.3% or 534 total occurrences were Black.
    17.6% or 159 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    14.1% or 127 total occurrences were White.
    4.3% or 39 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.8% or 26 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.6% or 15 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cypress in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cypress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cypress in a Sentence

  1. Allyson Gantt:

    There's just something magical about this place with the clear dark water below and the soft wispy cypress needles above, the cypress trees are usually covered with bromeliads, spiky air plants that gather water from dew and rain and simply use their host trees for support. On a windy day, the cypress trees clatter just a little bit as they brush up against each other.

  2. Alishan Forest Railway:

    Taiwan red cypress and Taiwan cypress are fine and uniform wood materials, they’re durable, resistant to erosion and insects. The essential oils it contains exudes a unique phytoncide scent (the scent of the forest), which is both energizing and cleansing. Passengers could enjoy a refreshing forest bathing experience.

  3. Christina Georgina Rossetti:

    When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree. Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet And if thou wilt, remember And if thou wilt, forget.

  4. Allyson Gantt:

    Generally speaking, we do the walks in shallow water, the alligators are typically near deeper water. That said, occasionally we see them in the culverts or a canal near the road where we enter. Once, when I was in a very typical cypress dome with a deep hole in the center, we saw a good-size alligator who was clearly the resident of the deep hole in the center of the dome. Other times, late in the dry season, I've seen alligators left in the few patches of water that remain. We tromped by in the mud, without disturbing the alligator in the water hole.

  5. Angie Poss:

    We are in the process of cancelling those leases by Cypress Inc.

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