bald cypress

noun
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:
1700–10, Americanism

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bald cypress
 
n
another name for swamp cypress

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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.
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