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bald cypress

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noun
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.
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Also called southern cypress.

Origin of bald cypress

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10
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bald cypress

noun
another name for swamp cypress
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