Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The giant sequoia.
  • noun Either of two similar trees, the redwood or the dawn redwood.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of coniferous trees, of the tribe Abietineæ and subtribe Taxodinæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of coniferous trees, consisting of two species, Sequoia Washingtoniana, syn. S. gigantea, the “big tree” of California, and S. sempervirens, the redwood, both of which attain an immense height.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Sequoiadendron giganteum, a coniferous evergreen tree formerly in the genus Sequoia, now placed in Sequoiadendron.
  • noun Sequoia sempervirens, a coniferous evergreen tree, the only living species of the genus Sequoia.

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

  • noun either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Sequoia, genus name, after Sequoya.]

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From the genus Sequoia.

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  • Shortest word that uses all 5 vowels.

    December 10, 2006

  • How about "eutopia?"

    October 3, 2007

  • Eutopia is shown as obsolete. Sequoia is the shortest common word to contain all vowels according to Will Shortz (intro to "Wordplay: A curious dictionary of language oddities" by Chris Cole).

    May 17, 2008