noun meta·se·quoia \-si-ˈkwȯi-ə\

Definition of metasequoia

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of metasequoia

New Latin

First Known Use: 1948

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