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metasequoia

[met-uh-si-kwoi-uh] /ˌmɛt ə sɪˈkwɔɪ ə/
noun
1.
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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