Definition of Leyland cypress noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Leyland cypress

BrE BrE//ˌleɪlənd ˈsaɪprəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌleɪlənd ˈsaɪprəs//
(also leylandii
BrE BrE//leɪˈlændiaɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//leɪˈlændiaɪ//
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a tree (a type of conifer ) that grows very quickly, often used to divide gardens Word Origin1930s: named after Christopher J. Leyland (1849–1926), British horticulturist.