bald cypress definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A deciduous coniferous tree (Taxodium distichum) native to the swamps and streamsides of the southeast United States, having alternate, awl-shaped leaves, globose cones, and sometimes aerial root knees.
- The decay-resistant wood of this tree, used in construction and boat building.
Variant of baldcypress
any of a genus (Taxodium, esp. T. distichum) of cone-bearing trees of the baldcypress family, that grows in the swamps of the SE U.S. and normally sheds its small, pointed needles in the fall
also bald cypress
designating a family (Taxodiaceae) of conifers including the redwoods