Definition of Macnab cypress in English:

Macnab cypress

(also Macnab's cypress)

Pronunciation /məkˌnab ˈsʌɪprɪs/


  • A small cypress tree, Cupressus macnabiana (family Cupressaceae), with grey-green leaves, native to northern California.


Late 19th century. In some forms from the genitive of the name of James MacNab, curator of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh + cypress.