sequoia

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sequoia \Se*quoi"a\, noun [NL. So called by Dr. Endlicher in honor of Sequoyah, who invented the Cherokee alphabet.] (Bot.) A genus of coniferous trees, consisting of two species, {Sequoia Washingtoniana}, syn. {Sequoia gigantea}, the "big tree" of California, and {Sequoia sempervirens}, the redwood, both of which attain an immense height.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sequoia

noun

1: either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae [syn: {sequoia}, {redwood}]


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