Definition of false cypress in US English:

false cypress


  • A conifer of a genus that includes Lawson cypress.

    Genus Chamaecyparis, family Cupressaceae

    • ‘Species with random branching, such as arborvitae, juniper, yew, and false cypress, have limbs that occur all along the trunk.’
    • ‘Explore blue, green and gold coloured varieties of false cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana), or taller junipers and arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis).’