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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
either of two large coniferous trees of California, Sequoiadendron giganteum or Sequoia sempervirens, both having reddish bark and reaching heights of more than 300 ft. (91 m).
Origin of sequoia:
< NL (1847), after Sequoya
either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
Sequoiadendron giganteum, a coniferous evergreen tree formerly in the genus Sequoia.
Sequoia sempervirens, a coniferous evergreen tree, the only living species of the genus Sequoia.
Origin: From the genus Sequoia.
a genus of coniferous trees, consisting of two species, Sequoia Washingtoniana, syn. S. gigantea, the "big tree" of California, and S. sempervirens, the redwood, both of which attain an immense height
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus of the family TAXODIACEAE known for including some of the tallest trees.
Sequoia sempervirens is the sole living species of the genus Sequoia in the cypress family Cupressaceae. Common names include coast redwood and California redwood. It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1,200–1,800 years or more. This species includes the tallest trees living now on Earth, reaching up to 379 feet in height and up to 26 feet in diameter at breast height. These trees are also among the oldest living things on Earth. Before commercial logging and clearing began by the 1850s, this massive tree occurred naturally in an estimated 2,100,000 acres along much of coastal California and the southwestern corner of coastal Oregon within the United States. An estimated 95% or more of the original old-growth redwood trees have been cut down due to their excellent properties for use as lumber in construction. The name sequoia sometimes refers to the subfamily Sequoioideae, which includes S. sempervirens along with Sequoiadendron and Metasequoia. On its own, the term redwood usually refers to the coast redwood, which is covered in this article, and not to the other two species.
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