General Grant tree

[ jen-er-uhl grant-tree ]

  1. the largest giant sequoia in Kings Canyon National Park and, in volume, the second-largest tree specimen in the world, having a height exceeding 267 feet (81 meters) and an age of about 1,650 years: designated the Nation’s Christmas Tree by President Coolidge in 1926, and a national shrine by President Eisenhower in 1956 to honor those lost in war.: Compare General Sherman tree.

Origin of General Grant tree

First recorded in 1900–05
  • Also called Grant tree, Gen·er·al Grant .

Words Nearby General Grant tree Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023