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sequoia

[si-kwoi-uh] /sɪˈkwɔɪ ə/
noun
1.
either of two large coniferous trees of California, Sequoiadendron giganteum or Sequoia sempervirens, both having reddish bark and reaching heights of more than 300 feet (91 meters).
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; named after Sequoya
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sequoia

/sɪˈkwɔɪə/
noun
1.
either of two giant Californian coniferous trees, Sequoia sempervirens (redwood) or Sequoiadendron giganteum (formerly Sequoia gigantea) (big tree or giant sequoia): family Taxodiaceae
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, named after Sequoya, known also as George Guess, (?1770–1843), American Indian scholar and leader
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Word Origin and History for sequoia
sequoia
large American coniferous tree, 1866, from Mod.L., tree genus name given by Endlicher (1847), in honor of Sequoya (1760-1843), Cherokee man who invented a system of writing for his people's language, whose name is from Cherokee (Iroquoian) Sikwayi, a word of unknown etymology. Popularly also called Wellingtonia, the name given by Lindley (1853).
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