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British Dictionary definitions for wellingtonia

wellingtonia

noun
  1. another name for big tree
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Word Origin

C19: named after the 1st Duke of Wellington 2
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Historical Examples

  • Supposing this giant to be a new tree, it was there christened Wellingtonia, and also gigantea for its immense measurements.

    Stories of California

    Ella M. Sexton

  • The Wellingtonia gigantea, or Mammoth pine, as it is sometimes called, is a tree perfectly hardy and of rapid growth.

  • Do you see those three innocent darlings playing together, under the eye of their governess, by the Wellingtonia yonder?