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bald cypress

noun

Definition of bald cypress

  1. 1 :  a large deciduous conifer (Taxodium distichum of the family Taxodiaceae, the bald cypress family) of southern United States swamps that has flexible flat needles and is related to the sequoias; also :  a related tree (T. mucronatum) of Mexico and southern Texas — see cone illustration

  2. 2 :  the hard red wood of bald cypress that is much used for shingles



1709

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1709


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