noun tax·o·di·um \-ōdēəm\

Definition of taxodium

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of tall deciduous trees (family Taxodiaceae) having drooping branches, spirally arranged linear leaves, and globose cones with thick woody scales — see ahuehuete, bald cypress

  2. 2 plural -s :  any tree of the genus Taxodium

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of taxodium

New Latin, from Taxus + -odium (from Greek -odos -ode)

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up taxodium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!