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bald cypress

noun
1.
a tree, Taxodium distichum, of swampy areas of the southern U.S., having featherlike needles and cone-shaped projections growing up from the roots, yielding a hardwood used in construction, shipbuilding, etc.
Also called southern cypress.
Origin of bald cypress
1700-1710
An Americanism dating back to 1700-10
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  • The general aspect of the foliage and fruit is the same as of bald cypress.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • Bigtree leaves do not fall annually as those of bald cypress do.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The cones of the bald cypress are globular, and about the size of an olive.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • There are nine recognized species of larch and two of bald cypress.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • In this respect the tree is like the larch and the bald cypress.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • Besides these, the tamaracks and the bald cypress must be included, although their leaves are shed in the autumn.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The bald cypress is the one member of the cypress group that sheds its foliage each autumn, following the example of the tamarack.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Its nearest relatives are the arbor-vitaes, sequoias, and the bald cypress of the South.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The trees are the bald cypress (Taxodium) of the Southern States, and some of them were over twenty-five feet in diameter.

    Mythical Monsters

    Charles Gould
  • A bald cypress in a swamp of Florida responds to different surroundings with equal profit.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
British Dictionary definitions for bald cypress

bald cypress

noun
1.
another name for swamp cypress
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