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es (Cupressus macrocarpa) planted in Melbourne, Australia]] . This is one of the most famous cypress trees.]] Cypress is the name applied to many plants in the conifer family Cupressaceae (cypress family) of north temperate regions. Most plants which bear the common name cypress are in the genera Cupressus and Chamaecyparis, but several other genera in the family also carry the name, including:

The word Cypress is also used as a descriptor for the angiosperm vine in the bindweed family Convolvulaceae, known as the Cypress vine (Ipomoea quamoclit).

DNA analysis has shown that redwood trees are also in the cypress family.

Cypress trees can be used in the making of shingles. Joshua D. Brown, the first settler of Kerrville, Texas, made his living producing shingles from cypress growing along the Guadalupe River of the Texas Hill Country.[1]

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Iran's ancient cypresses

Cypress was the first choice for Iranian Gardens. In all of the famous Persian Gardens, such as Fin Garden, Mahaan, Dowlat-Abad, and others, this tree plays a central role in their design. The oldest living Cypress is the Sarv-e-Abarkooh in Iran's Yazd Province. Its age is estimated to be approximately 4000 years.

Symbolism

In Greek mythology, the cypress is associated with the underworld, grief and mourning. Ancient Roman funerary rites used it extensively. Cupressus sempervirens is the principal cemetery tree both in the Western and Muslim worlds.

See also

References

  1. ^ Historical marker, Texas Historical Commission, Kerrville, Texas, 1971


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English

Cypress

Etymology

From Ancient Greek κυπάρισσος (kuparissos).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
cypress

Plural
cypresses

cypress (plural cypresses)

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

Translations


Swedish

Noun

Inflection for cypress Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form cypress cypressen cypresser cypresserna
Possessive form cypress cypressens cypressers cypressernas

cypress c.

  1. cypress

Simple English

]] Cypress is a name used for many plants in the conifer family Cupressaceae (cypress family).








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