cypress (n.) Old form(s): Cipresse, Cypresse
type of lightweight fabric, gauze cloth, crape material [when black, used in mourning]
TN III.i.118[Olivia to Viola as Cesario] a cypress, not a bosom, / Hides my heart
WT IV.iv.221[Autolycus singing] Cypress black as e'er was crow
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