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A very tall, coniferous evergreen tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum) native to the high western slopes of the Sierra Nevada in California and having a massive trunk and light-colored, reddish wood. Also called big tree, giant redwood, wellingtonia.
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a large sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteum, growing to 300 ft. (91 m) high, having reddish brown bark and scalelike blue-green leaves. Also called giant sequoia.
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|Noun||1.||giant sequoia - extremely lofty evergreen of southern end of western foothills of Sierra Nevada in California; largest living organism|
sequoia, redwood - either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
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