giant sequoia
noun Date: circa 1931 an evergreen tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum) of the bald cypress family that grows on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and sometimes exceeds 270 feet (about 82 meters) in height — called also big tree, sequoia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • giant sequoia — n. BIG TREE * * * ➡ redwood * * * …   Universalium

  • giant sequoia — n. BIG TREE …   English World dictionary

  • giant sequoia — didysis mamutmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Taksodinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Sequoiadendron giganteum), paplitęs Kalifornijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Sequoiadendron giganteum angl. big tree sequoia; bigtree; giant redwood; giant… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • giant-sequoia — didysis mamutmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Taksodinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Sequoiadendron giganteum), paplitęs Kalifornijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Sequoiadendron giganteum angl. big tree sequoia; bigtree; giant redwood; giant… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • giant sequoia — mamutmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Taksodinių (Taxodiaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Sequoiadendron). atitikmenys: lot. Sequoiadendron angl. big tree; giant sequoia; mammoth tree; wellingtonia vok. Mammutbaum; Wellingtonie rus.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • giant sequoia — noun extremely lofty evergreen of southern end of western foothills of Sierra Nevada in California; largest living organism • Syn: ↑big tree, ↑Sierra redwood, ↑Sequoiadendron giganteum, ↑Sequoia gigantea, ↑Sequoia Wellingtonia • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • giant sequoia. — See big tree. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • giant sequoia — noun a) the USDA preferred name for the species Sequoiadendron giganteum. b) any of the trees belonging to this species, but especially the large and mature trees …   Wiktionary

  • giant sequoia — gi′ant sequoi′a n. pln big tree • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • giant sequoia. — See big tree. [1930 35] …   Useful english dictionary

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