Cy'prus. n.s. [I suppose from the place where it was made; or corruptly from cypress, as being used in mourning.] A thin transparent black fluff.
Lawn as white as driven snow,
Cyprus black as e'er was crow. Shaksp. Winter's Tale.
To one of your receiving,
Enough is shewn: a cyprus, not a bosom,
Hides my poor heart! Shakespeare.