- big tree
- redwood (sense )
Origin of sequoiaModL, genus name: after Sequoyah (Cherokee sikwo?ya)
- The giant sequoia.
- Either of two similar trees, the redwood or the dawn redwood.
Origin of sequoiaNew Latin Sequoia genus name after Sequoya
From the genus Sequoia.
New Latin from Sequoyah (1760-1843), Cherokee man who invented a system of writing for his people's language, from Cherokee sikwayi (sikwayi), of unknown meaning and origin.