Definition of swamp cypress in US English:

swamp cypress


  • A deciduous North American conifer with exposed root buttresses, typically growing in swamps and on water margins.

    Also called bald cypress
    • ‘The boggy lowlands were thick with swamp cypresses and crawling with crocodiles and terrapins.’
    • ‘It's a beautiful lake with Spanish moss covered swamp cypresses and spectacular clouds in blue sky.’
    • ‘A steep zig-zagging kloofing section leads to the Old Opstal, where an arborethum of strately bluegums and swamp cypresses provides an ideal rest stop.’
    • ‘The swamp cypress, for example, thrives in swampy areas and along river banks in the southern United States.’
    • ‘I will stay in Miami from mid-January to mid-February and would like to photograph swamp cypresses.’
    • ‘Among the plant life of Belize, look for mangroves, bamboo, and swamp cypresses, as well as ferns, vines, and flowers creeping from tree to tree, creating a dense growth.’
    • ‘Fabulous lilies, creepers, and ferns throng among swamp cypresses in the tea-colored waters.’
    • ‘The swamp cypresses are a glorious orangey brown and the crepe myrtles are deep red.’
    • ‘Among the plantlife of Belize you'll find mangroves, bamboo, palms, and swamp cypresses, as well as ferns, vines, and flowers creeping from tree to tree, creating a dense growth.’
    • ‘Around Marshal's Lake, the dawn redwoods and swamp cypresses, despite being conifers, all take on various shades of burnt orange and foxy red before shedding their needles.’
    • ‘Ecological polarity studies are most effective when applied to closely related organisms, such as swamp cypresses and canids.’
    • ‘Archaeologists have unearthed the rare remains of an eight-million-year old forest of swamp cypresses at a mine in Hungary.’
    • ‘This newly discovered fossil horizon seems to yield a slightly different flora than the other sites; a smaller-type of leaf is prevalent here, as well as the swamp cypress twigs and needles.’
    • ‘There are some fantastic examples of northern hemisphere plants too, such as tulip and camphor trees, giant figs, magnolias and swamp cypresses.’
    • ‘The two extinct species of Metasequoia were adapted to distinctly different swamp habitats, as are living dawn redwood compared with swamp cypress.’
    • ‘In the winter and spring of 1946 more complete specimens were collected and it was determined that the trees were not the Chinese swamp cypress.’
    • ‘In autumn there's a blaze of colour - liquidamber, ginkgo and scarlet oak are near the house, with swamp cypresses and rare dawn redwoods on the western lawn.’
    • ‘Two years earlier, a natural riverbed gully was transformed into a lake bordered with weeping willows, maples, conifers and swamp cypresses.’
    • ‘Slower growing than the vegetatively similar swamp cypress, Taxodium distichum, it is late coming into leaf in the spring and also to lose its leaves in the autumn.’
    • ‘The tupelo trees, azaleas, maples, swamp cypresses, eucryphias and birches contribute to a stunning spectacle which is unrivalled in the British Isles.’