swamp cypress

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swamp cypress

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(Plants) a North American deciduous coniferous tree, Taxodium distichum, that grows in swamps and sends up aerial roots from its base. Also called: bald cypress
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Noun1.swamp cypress - common cypress of southeastern United States having trunk expanded at baseswamp 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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On most trees it's not a problem, but on coast redwoods, swamp cypresses, and sequoias, you don't get a true measurement until you get much farther up the tree.