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2 definitions found
 for Taxodium distichum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cypress \Cy"press\ (s?"pr?s), n.; pl. Cypresses (-?z). [OE.
     cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus,
     cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????,
     perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot)
     A coniferous tree of the genus Cupressus. The species are
     mostly evergreen, and have wood remarkable for its
     durability.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Among the trees called cypress are the common Oriental
           cypress, Cupressus sempervirens, the evergreen
           American cypress, Cupressus thyoides (now called
           Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea), and the deciduous
           American cypress, Taxodium distichum. As having
           anciently been used at funerals, and to adorn tombs,
           the Oriental species is an emblem of mourning and
           sadness.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Cypress vine (Bot.), a climbing plant with red or white
        flowers ({Ipot[oe]a Quamoclit, formerly Quamoclit
        vulgaris).
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Taxodium distichum
      n 1: common cypress of southeastern United States having trunk
           expanded at base; found in coastal swamps and flooding
           river bottoms [syn: bald cypress, swamp cypress, pond
           bald cypress, southern cypress, Taxodium distichum]

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