dawn-redwood

dawn redwood

noun
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metasequoia

[met-uh-si-kwoi-uh]
noun
a tall deciduous coniferous tree, Metasequoia glyptostrobodes, first known as a fossil and then discovered alive in China.
Also called dawn redwood.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1941), the genus name; see meta-, sequoia

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dawn redwood
 
n
a deciduous conifer, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, native to China but planted in other regions as an ornamental tree: family Taxodiaceae. Until the 1940s it was known only as a fossil

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