Definitions

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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Examples

  • In 1938–41, with the support of the federal Works Progress Administration, floodgates and a bypass channel were built, and the horseshoe-shaped river, flanked by ancient bald cypress trees, was transformed into a linear park with walkways along the riverbanks.11 Thirty-one new stairways led down from the street, and twenty-one new pedestrian bridges crossed the watercourse.

    Makeshift Metropolis

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