baldcypress
baldcypress [bôld′sī′prəs ]
n.
any of a genus (Taxodium, esp. T. distichum) of cone-bearing trees of the baldcypress family, that grows in the swamps of the SE U.S. and normally sheds its small, pointed needles in the fall: also bald cypress
adj.
designating a family (Taxodiaceae) of conifers including the redwoods

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bald cypress n.
1. A deciduous coniferous tree (Taxodium distichum) native to the swamps and streamsides of the southeast United States, having alternate, awl-shaped leaves, globose cones, and sometimes aerial root knees.
2. The decay-resistant wood of this tree, used in construction and boat building.

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