Meaning of cyprus

cy•prus

Pronunciation: (sī'prus), [key]
— n. Obs.
  1. cypress.

Cy•prus

Pronunciation: (sī'prus), [key]
— n.
  1. an island republic in the Mediterranean, S of Turkey: formerly a British colony; independent since 1960. 639,000; 3572 sq. mi. (9250 sq. km). Cap.: Nicosia.
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