sequoia

[ si-kwoi-uh ]
/ sɪˈkwɔɪ ə /

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).

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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