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metasequoia

(ˌmɛtəsɪˈkwɔɪə)
n
(Plants) any of several conifers of the genus Metasequoia of the family Taxodiaceae, esp Metasequoia glyptostroboides, the only surviving member of this genus, which is found in China

met•a•se•quoi•a

(ˌmɛt ə sɪˈkwɔɪ ə)

n., pl. -quoi•as.
a tall deciduous coniferous tree, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, of the bald cypress family, first known as a fossil and then discovered growing in China.
Also called dawn redwood.
[< New Latin (1941); see meta-, sequoia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metasequoia - large fast-growing Chinese monoecious tree having flat bright-green deciduous leaves and small globular conesmetasequoia - large fast-growing Chinese monoecious tree having flat bright-green deciduous leaves and small globular cones; commonly cultivated in United States as an ornamental; known as a fossil before being discovered in China
genus Metasequoia - genus of deciduous conifers comprising both living and fossil forms; 1 extant species: dawn redwood of China; variously classified as member of Pinaceae or Taxodiaceae
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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Peter Bridgeman, who died in 2013 aged 80, planted many trees including the metasequoia glyptostroboides, which was re-discovered in China in 1948, having only been known from fossils and thought to have been extinct.
Objective: The leaves and bark of Metasequoia glyptostroboides are used as anti-microbic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug for dermatic diseases in Chinese folk medicine.
Volatiles from two gymnosperm fossils: Miocene leaves of Metasequoia glyptostroboides and early Cretaceous seed cone of Pityostrobus spp.