pond cypress

variants: or less commonly pond bald cypress

Definition of pond cypress

: a deciduous conifer (Taxodium ascendens) of the southeastern U.S. that resembles the closely related bald cypress (T. distichum) but is typically of smaller size and has awl-shaped or scalelike leaves

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First Known Use of pond cypress

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Pond cypress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pond%20cypress. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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