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bald cypress

a tree, Taxodium distichum, of swampy areas of the southern U.S., having featherlike needles and cone-shaped projections growing up from the roots, yielding a hardwood used in construction, shipbuilding, etc.
Also called southern cypress.
Origin of bald cypress
1700-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When acorns are not available they feed on the seeds of bald cypress, buttonbush, and other small seeds.
  • Coastal forests, such as bald cypress, produce valuable timber that is important because of its rot resistance.
  • Afforestation techniques for areas with standing water and soft sediments include planting severely pruned bald cypress seedlings.
British Dictionary definitions for bald cypress

bald cypress

another name for swamp cypress
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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