Definition of bald cypress
1 : a large deciduous conifer (Taxodium distichum of the family Taxodiaceae, the bald cypress family) of southern U.S. 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 : the hard red wood of bald cypress that is much used for shingles
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