Definition of sequoia in English:


Line breaks: se|quoia
Pronunciation: /sɪˈkwɔɪə


  • A redwood tree, especially the California redwood.
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    • 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.


from modern Latin Sequoia (genus name), from Sequoya, the name of the Cherokee Indian who invented the Cherokee syllabary.

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