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Lawson's cypress

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Definition of Lawson's cypress in English:

noun

A slender North American conifer with dense foliage and lower branches arising at ground level. It is widely grown for timber and as an ornamental with many cultivars.
  • Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, family Cupressaceae

Origin

mid 19th century: named after Peter Lawson (died 1820) and his son Charles (1794–1873), the Scottish nurserymen who first cultivated it.

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