bald cypress


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bald cypress

n.
1. A deciduous coniferous tree (Taxodium distichum) native to swamps and river floodplains chiefly of the southeast United States, having flat, needle-like leaves, roundish cones, and sometimes aerial root knees.
2. The decay-resistant wood of this tree, used in construction and boat building.

bald cypress

n
(Plants) another name for swamp cypress

bald′ cy′press


n.
a deciduous cone-bearing hardwood tree, Taxodiumdistichum, growing in southern U.S. swamplands.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bald cypress - smaller than and often included in the closely related Taxodium distichumbald cypress - smaller than and often included in the closely related Taxodium distichum
cypress - wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus
genus Taxodium, Taxodium - bald cypress; swamp cypress
2.bald cypress - common cypress of southeastern United States having trunk expanded at basebald cypress - common cypress of southeastern United States having trunk expanded at base; found in coastal swamps and flooding river bottoms
cypress - wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus
genus Taxodium, Taxodium - bald cypress; swamp cypress
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Robertson's Mill Pond Preserve Project - $100,000 to support the opening of the first Wake County-maintained nature preserve at Robertson's Mill Pond, the county's only blackwater swamp and bald cypress habitat.
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Students in Richard Howarth's AP environmental science class and Anna Dahlberg's Life Skills class spent the early part of the morning digging holes; after a speaking segment featuring local dignitaries and two students, the planting of Bald Cypress and Black Gum trees began on three parking lot islands.
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Ben Raines, who was one of the first divers to explore the fauna rich place, said that for more than 50,000 years, the Bald Cypress forest remained protected in an oxygen-free environment; he asserted that it was probably uncovered by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Discovery News reported.
said Kirk Winemiller, who runs an aquatic ecology laboratory at Texas A&M University, pointing from a boat toward bald cypress trees that rose like ghosts along the bank.
Lovely bald cypress trees emerge from the water, but bizarre rings of light hover beneath its surface as a strange humming sound fills the air.
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Asked for his favorite wood, Jimmy Krantz, owner of Krantz Recovered Wood, said it would have to be bald cypress.