bald cypress

noun

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

First Known Use of bald cypress

1709


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