metasequoia

noun

meta·​se·​quoia ˌme-tə-si-ˈkwȯi-ə How to pronounce metasequoia (audio)
: any of a genus (Metasequoia) of deciduous coniferous trees of the bald cypress family comprising one extant and various fossil forms having leaves, buds, and branches arranged oppositely and flat leaves resembling needles

Examples of metasequoia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Imagine a landscape where redwood-like metasequoias towered over the hills; slim alder-like trees, ginkgos and vines dwelled at the forest margins; and lush ferns, cycads and horsetails packed the swamps. Kate Siber, Alaska Dispatch News, 19 Aug. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metasequoia was in 1948

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“Metasequoia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metasequoia. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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