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metasequoia

[ met-uh-si-kwoi-uh ]
/ ˌmɛt ə sɪˈkwɔɪ ə /
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noun
a tall deciduous coniferous tree, Metasequoia glyptostrobodes, first known as a fossil and then discovered alive in China.
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Also called dawn redwood.

Origin of metasequoia

<New Latin (1941), the genus name; see meta-, sequoia
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