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sequoia

[ si-kwoi-uh ]
/ sɪˈkwɔɪ ə /
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noun

either of two large coniferous trees of California, Sequoiadendron giganteum or Sequoia sempervirens, both having reddish bark and reaching heights of more than 300 feet (91 meters).

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Origin of sequoia

1840–50, Americanism; named after Sequoya
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sequoia
/ (sɪˈkwɔɪə) /

noun

either of two giant Californian coniferous trees, Sequoia sempervirens (redwood) or Sequoiadendron giganteum (formerly Sequoia gigantea) (big tree or giant sequoia): family Taxodiaceae

Word Origin for sequoia

C19: New Latin, named after Sequoya, known also as George Guess, (?1770–1843), American Indian scholar and leader
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