Sequoia Washingtoniana
Sequoia Se*quoi"a, n. [NL. So called by Dr. Endlicher in honor of Sequoyah, who invented the Cherokee alphabet.] (Bot.) A genus of coniferous trees, consisting of two species, {Sequoia Washingtoniana}, syn. {S. gigantea}, the ``big tree'' of California, and {S. sempervirens}, the redwood, both of which attain an immense height. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sequoia — Se*quoi a, n. [NL. So called by Dr. Endlicher in honor of Sequoyah, who invented the Cherokee alphabet.] (Bot.) A genus of coniferous trees, consisting of two species, {Sequoia Washingtoniana}, syn. {S. gigantea}, the big tree of California, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • S gigantea — Sequoia Se*quoi a, n. [NL. So called by Dr. Endlicher in honor of Sequoyah, who invented the Cherokee alphabet.] (Bot.) A genus of coniferous trees, consisting of two species, {Sequoia Washingtoniana}, syn. {S. gigantea}, the big tree of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • S sempervirens — Sequoia Se*quoi a, n. [NL. So called by Dr. Endlicher in honor of Sequoyah, who invented the Cherokee alphabet.] (Bot.) A genus of coniferous trees, consisting of two species, {Sequoia Washingtoniana}, syn. {S. gigantea}, the big tree of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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