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1. The giant sequoia.
2. Either of two similar trees, the redwood or the dawn redwood.

[New Latin Sequoia, genus name, after Sequoya.]
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(Plants) either of two giant Californian coniferous trees, Sequoia sempervirens (redwood) or Sequoiadendron giganteum (formerly Sequoia gigantea) (big tree or giant sequoia): family Taxodiaceae
[C19: New Latin, named after Sequoya, known also as George Guess, (?1770–1843), American Indian scholar and leader]
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(sɪˈkwɔɪ ə)

n., pl. -quoi•as.
either of two large coniferous trees of California, Sequoiadendron giganteum or Sequoia sempervirens, both having reddish bark and reaching heights of more than 300 ft. (91 m).
[< New Latin (1847), after Sequoya]
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Noun1.sequoia - either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feetsequoia - either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
Cupressaceae, cypress family, family Cupressaceae - cypresses and junipers and many cedars
cypress - wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus
redwood - the soft reddish wood of either of two species of sequoia trees
California redwood, coast redwood, Sequoia sempervirens - lofty evergreen of United States coastal foothills from Oregon to Big Sur; it flourishes in wet, rainy, foggy habitats
big tree, giant sequoia, Sequoia gigantea, Sequoia Wellingtonia, Sequoiadendron giganteum, Sierra redwood - extremely lofty evergreen of southern end of western foothills of Sierra Nevada in California; largest living organism
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[sɪˈkwɔɪə] Nsecoya f
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nMammutbaum m, → Sequoie f
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Fell Coastal Redwood Tree (Tree Works Conservation Area).
Animals like wandering albatross (having the widest wingspan of any bird), coastal redwood (tallest tree in the world), Paedophryne amauensis (smallest frog, and smallest vertebrate), Amazon water lily (one of the largest aquatic plants), coelacanth (one of the world's oldest living species) and deep cave springtail (one of deepest-dwelling terrestrial creatures) formed the subject matter of the doodle.
These include the Wandering Albatross, which has the widest wingspan of any living bird, the Coastal Redwood, which is the talledst tree in the world, and the Deep Cave Springtail, which is among the deepest-dwelling terrestrial creatures.
The city made the suggestion to save a 25-foot tall Coastal Redwood tree as a way to mitigate some of the lost tree foliage on the property.
A number of the artworks are deeply connected with nature, such as "The Bone and the Cone," which was borne from Fuchs-Simon's encounter with tiny pine cones, while sitting under a coastal redwood in California.
Young coastal redwood seeds, no bigger than the size of a pumpkin seed, possess the power to evolve into a tree that is more than 380 feet tall.
When you talk of the giant sequoia, people often think it's the same tree as the coastal redwood. But actually, the redwood, the tallest trees on earth, are cousins of the giant sequoia - the largest trees on earth.
The Coastal Redwood is renowned as the world's tallest tree, and the specimens at Gliffaes stand at 48m, with a girth of 7.36m.
Also on my to do list is a visit to the coastal redwood forests of California.
The Wonder Plot is in the Big River watershed, in the central section of California's Coastal Redwood forest belt.
Here, we report for the first time population genetic structure of coast redwood that is the dominant species of the coastal redwood community in one of the world's hotspots of diversity in the California Floristic Province.
Imagine the Coast Range around Noti and Veneta becoming the land of the giant coastal redwood - the tallest tree on earth, the one you can drive your car through.

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