bald cypress definition

  • noun:
    • A deciduous coniferous tree (Taxodium distichum) indigenous to the swamps and streamsides of the southeast usa, having alternative, awl-shaped leaves, globose cones, and quite often aerial root legs.
    • The decay-resistant wood of the tree, utilized in building and ship building.
    • smaller than and often contained in the closely related Taxodium distichum
    • typical cypress of southeastern usa having trunk area expanded at base; within seaside swamps and flooding river bottoms
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