Definition of wellingtonia in English:

wellingtonia

Syllabification: wel·ling·to·nia
Pronunciation: /ˌweliNGˈtōnēə
 
/

noun

British
Another term for giant redwood (see redwood).
More example sentences
  • Most favoured sites are contained in the soft fibrous bark of coast redwoods and wellingtonias.
  • The wellingtonia in Orchard Close is thought to be 360 years old and part of an extended avenue planted to mark the route taken by the defeated King Charles after the Battle of Edgehill.
  • The Arboretum contains trees from all over the world, including date palms, camphor trees from Japan, Mexican Cyprus, and wellingtonia from California.

Origin

mid 19th century: modern Latin, from the former binomial Wellingtonia gigantea (from Wellington, 1st Duke of).

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