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cypress1: tree of hard durable wood and dense dark foliage, symbolical of mourning; attrib. Shr. II. i. 345 “In chests,” 2H6 III. ii. 323, Cor. I. x. 30 “at the grove” (Ff “Cyprus”); Tw.N. II. iv. 52* “in sad ,” (a) in a coffin of cypress wood, (b) on a bier strewn with cypress.