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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This project also included planting 1,200 bald cypress and water tupelo saplings.
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Bald cypress, which looks like it should be an evergreen, is a deciduous conifer and is supposed to lose its leaves in fall.
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The National Arboretum also has a North American bonsai collection, and one of the specimens is a bald cypress bonsai created by Vaughn Banting of Louisiana.
The fen was well shaded by sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) , Arizona walnut (Juglans major), bald cypress (Taxodium distichum), and spicebush (Lindera benzoin).
A 13,000-year-old "underground forest" in Pretoria, South Africa, was bulldozed to make way for a new road, and a 3,500-year-old bald cypress near Orlando, Florida, called "The Senator," was accidentally burned down by a meth addict in 2012.
It's very windy, but bald cypress are reported to be a wind-hardy tree.
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.
Bald cypress has lateral roots with deep roots developed below cypress "knees" along with buttress development (Mattoon 1915).
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.