Sequoia meaning

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Sequoiadendron giganteum, a coniferous evergreen tree formerly in the genus Sequoia, now placed in Sequoiadendron.
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Either of two similar trees, the redwood or the dawn redwood.
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The giant sequoia.
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Sequoia sempervirens, a coniferous evergreen tree, the only living species of the genus Sequoia.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Cupressaceae "” the redwood.
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Origin of sequoia

  • New Latin Sequoia genus name after Sequoya

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the genus Sequoia.

    From Wiktionary