Cy"prus (s?"pr?s), n. [OE. cipres, cypirs; perh. so named as being first manufactured in Cyprus. Cf. Cipers.]

A thin, transparent stuff, the same as, or corresponding to, crape. It was either white or black, the latter being most common, and used for mourning.


Lawn as white as driven snow, Cyprus black as e'er was crow. Shak.


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