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giant sequoia

[ jahy-uhnt si-kwaw-uh ]
/ 藞d蕭a瑟 蓹nt s瑟藞kw蓴 蓹 /
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noun
an endangered coniferous tree, Sequoiadendron giganteum (formerly Sequoia gigantea), of coastal California with massive girth and tremendous height, one of three extant species of subfamily Sequoioideae: The largest in volume and among the oldest of all living things, giant sequoias have been known to exceed 52,000 cubic feet (1,472 cubic meters) in trunk size, 300 feet (91.5 meters) in height, and 3,200 years in age.Compare redwood1 (def. 1). See also General Grant tree, General Sherman tree.
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Also called gi路ant red路wood [jahy-uhnt red-wood], /藞d蕭a瑟 蓹nt 藞r蓻d藢w蕣d/, Si路er路ra red路wood [see-er-uh-red-wood], /si藞蓻r 蓹 藞r蓻d藢w蕣d/, sequoia, big tree [big-tree] /藞b瑟g 藞tri/ .

Origin of giant sequoia

First recorded in 1930鈥35
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