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Cypress vs. Juniper

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Main Difference

The main difference between Cypress and Juniper is that the Cypress is a name applied to many plants of different genera and Juniper is a genus of plants

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  • Cypress (noun)

    An evergreen coniferous tree with flattened shoots bearing small scale-like leaves, whose dark foliage is sometimes associated with mourning, in family Cupressaceae, especially the genera Cupressus and Chamaecyparis.

  • Juniper (noun)

    Any shrub or tree of the genus Juniperus of the cypress family, which is characterized by pointed, needle-like leaves and aromatic berry-like cones.

  • Juniper (noun)

    One of a number of coniferous trees which resemble junipers.

  • Juniper (noun)

    Gin.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Cypress (noun)

    A coniferous tree of the genus Cupressus. The species are mostly evergreen, and have wood remarkable for its durability.

  • Juniper (noun)

    Any evergreen shrub or tree, of the genus Juniperus and order Coniferæ.

Webster Dictionary
  • Cypress (noun)

    wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus

  • Cypress (noun)

    any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones

  • Juniper (noun)

    desert shrub of Syria and Arabia having small white flowers; constitutes the juniper of the Old Testament; sometimes placed in genus Genista

  • Juniper (noun)

    coniferous shrub or small tree with berrylike cones

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