giant sequoia

noun

Definition of giant sequoia

:an evergreen tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum) of the bald cypress family that grows on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and sometimes exceeds 270 feet (about 82 meters) in height — see cone illustration called also big tree, sequoia

First Known Use of giant sequoia

1860


GIANT SEQUOIA Defined for English Language Learners

giant sequoia

noun

Definition of giant sequoia for English Language Learners

  • : a very tall evergreen tree that grows in the western U.S.


GIANT SEQUOIA Defined for Kids

giant sequoia

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Definition of giant sequoia for Students

:an evergreen tree of California that has needles for leaves and can sometimes grow to over 270 feet (about 82 meters) in height

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