sequoia

noun
se·​quoia | \ si-ˈkwȯi-ə How to pronounce sequoia (audio) \

Definition of sequoia

: either of two huge coniferous California trees of the bald cypress family that may reach a height of over 300 feet (90 meters):

Examples of sequoia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fir and sequoia look tall enough so that would give you all sorts of room if pruned 50% or less. oregonlive, "Need help hiding new neighbor’s big concrete wall? Ask an expert," 27 Dec. 2020 There are maps of the sequoia groves, maps related to how trails and roads and other buildings were constructed. Emily Lin, The Conversation, "How curators transferred Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Parks’ archives to escape wildfires," 23 Dec. 2020 All-consuming flame had turned the giants into sequoia skeletons. Bettina Boxall, Star Tribune, "Skeletons of sequoias: California's ancient trees met their match in September's Castle Fire," 5 Dec. 2020 All-consuming flame had turned the giants into sequoia skeletons. Bettina Boxall, Star Tribune, "Skeletons of sequoias: California's ancient trees met their match in September's Castle Fire," 5 Dec. 2020 All-consuming flame had turned the giants into sequoia skeletons. Bettina Boxall, Star Tribune, "Skeletons of sequoias: California's ancient trees met their match in September's Castle Fire," 5 Dec. 2020 All-consuming flame had turned the giants into sequoia skeletons. Los Angeles Times, "Hundreds of towering giant sequoias killed by the Castle fire — a stunning loss," 16 Nov. 2020 But now that it’s been mapped for both the sequoia and coast redwood genome, there are all sorts of opportunities that can grow from that. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "Why we need redwoods to fight climate change," 25 Sep. 2020 The Giant Forest and sequoia trees will be inaccessible to visitors. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "California wildfires: Live updates Sept. 14-15," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of sequoia

circa 1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sequoia

New Latin, genus name, from Sequoya (George Guess)

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The first known use of sequoia was circa 1866

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8 Jan 2021

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“Sequoia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sequoia. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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sequoia

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English Language Learners Definition of sequoia

: a very tall evergreen tree that grows in California

sequoia

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se·​quoia | \ si-ˈkwȯi-ə How to pronounce sequoia (audio) \

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