from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A deciduous coniferous tree (Taxodium distichum) native to the swamps and streamsides of the southeast United States, having alternate, awl-shaped leaves, globose cones, and sometimes aerial root knees.
  • n. The decay-resistant wood of this tree, used in construction and boat building.

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  • n. smaller than and often included in the closely related Taxodium distichum
  • n. common cypress of southeastern United States having trunk expanded at base; found in coastal swamps and flooding river bottoms


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