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wellingtonia

/ ˌwɛlɪŋˈtəʊnɪə /

noun

  1. another name for big tree


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Word History and Origins

Origin of wellingtonia1

C19: named after the 1st Duke of Wellington 2
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Example Sentences

Supposing this giant to be a new tree, it was there christened Wellingtonia, and also gigantea for its immense measurements.

The Wellingtonia gigantea, or Mammoth pine, as it is sometimes called, is a tree perfectly hardy and of rapid growth.

A brother wellingtonia rose mysteriously beside it, equally huge, equally towering, equally monstrous.

Outside the east window of my room stood a giant wellingtonia on the lawn, its head rising level with the upper sash.

The giant Wellingtonia of California is fortunately hardy in all parts of these islands.

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