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

  • n. A very tall, coniferous evergreen tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum) native to the high western slopes of the Sierra Nevada in southern California and having a massive trunk and light-colored, reddish wood. Also called big tree, giant redwood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. the USDA-preferred name for the species Sequoiadendron giganteum
  • proper n. any of the trees belonging to this species, but especially the large and mature trees.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. extremely lofty evergreen of southern end of western foothills of Sierra Nevada in California; largest living organism


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