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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Cy·prus /ˈsaɪprəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cy·prus n.  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. [Obs.]
 Lawn as white as driven snow,
 Cyprus black as e'er was crow.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of
           Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin [syn: Republic
           of Cyprus]
      2: an island in the eastern Mediterranean

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    one of the largest islands of the Mediterranean, about 148 miles
    long and 40 broad. It is distant about 60 miles from the Syrian
    coast. It was the "Chittim" of the Old Testament (Num. 24:24).
    The Greek colonists gave it the name of Kypros, from the cyprus,
    i.e., the henna (see CAMPHIRE), which grew on this
    island. It was originally inhabited by Phoenicians. In B.C. 477
    it fell under the dominion of the Greeks; and became a Roman
    province B.C. 58. In ancient times it was a centre of great
    commercial activity. Corn and wine and oil were produced here in
    the greatest perfection. It was rich also in timber and in
    mineral wealth.
      It is first mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 4:36) as the
    native place of Barnabas. It was the scene of Paul's first
    missionary labours (13:4-13), when he and Barnabas and John Mark
    were sent forth by the church of Antioch. It was afterwards
    visited by Barnabas and Mark alone (15:39). Mnason, an "old
    disciple," probaly one of the converts of the day of Pentecost
    belonging to this island, is mentioned (21:16). It is also
    mentioned in connection with the voyages of Paul (Acts 21:3;
    27:4). After being under the Turks for three hundred years, it
    was given up to the British Government in 1878.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Cyprus, fair; fairness