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big tree

a large coniferous tree, Sequoiadendron giganteum (formerly Sequoia gigantea), of California, often reaching 300 feet (91 meters) in height, having reddish-brown bark, scalelike blue-green leaves, and bearing large elliptical cones.
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1850-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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big tree

a giant Californian coniferous tree, Sequoiadendron giganteum, with a wide tapering trunk and thick spongy bark: family Taxodiaceae. It often reaches a height of 90 metres Also called giant sequoia, wellingtonia See also sequoia
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