1) An alternative spelling of cypress which has two distinct origins and meanings. It was the name of rich textile fabrics which were apparently imported from or via Cyprus.

1398 dimidiam peciam velorum de sipirs ... Unum [velum]de cypres, Beverley

1402 ij flameola de cipres, York

1419 j flameolum de Sipres, Pontefract. Many references are to the tree of that name or the wood of the tree, and references are given under 'cypress'.

dates 1398 1402 1419

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