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sequoia

Syllabification: se·quoi·a
Pronunciation: /səˈk(w)oi-ə
 
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Definition of sequoia in English:

noun

A redwood tree, especially the California redwood.
Example sentences
  • The most common forms included beech-like trees, poplars, willows, cattails, sumac, soapberry, and conifers such as pines, sequoias, and false cypress.
  • There are these trees called sequoias in the west of my country and they grow to be about as big as those pines.
  • Visit here on Dec. 14 and participate in the annual trek to the General Grant Tree, the third-largest sequoia in the United States.

Origin

from modern Latin Sequoia (genus name), from Sequoya.

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