taxodium

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

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Origin and Etymology of taxodium

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


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