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southern cypress

noun

bald cypress

noun
1.
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 of bald cypress
1700-1710
1700-10, Americanism
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  • Bigtree is distantly related to southern cypress, and the shapes of very old trees of both species bear some resemblance.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
British Dictionary definitions for southern cypress

bald cypress

noun
1.
another name for swamp cypress
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