bald-cypress

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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