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(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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||metasequoia - 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
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