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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Their flock of three treehouses perch 16 feet in the air, supported by the trunks of bald cypresses, water oaks and swamp tupelos.
The riparian tree stratum is dominated by Montezuma bald cypresses (Taxodium mucronatum, hereafter bald-cypress), but pecan (Carya illinoinensis), sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), sugar hackberry (Celtis laevigata), and Mexican ash (Fraxinus berlanderiana) also are present.
Instead, the conifers that filled the Paleocene swamps looked much like the bald cypresses that now inhabit the wetlands of the southeastern United States.