giant sequoia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n giant sequoia extremely lofty evergreen of southern end of western foothills of Sierra Nevada in California; largest living organism
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Usage

In literature:

It was on just such a day that we set out on a trip to Muir Woods and the giant sequoias, one of the most beautiful spots in the State.
"Byways Around San Francisco Bay" by William E. Hutchinson
In 1875, Mr. Muir spent some weeks in the Sequoia forests, learning what he could of the life and death of the giant trees.
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
A giant sequoia lifts tons of solid matter and water up hundreds of feet.
"The Breath of Life" by John Burroughs
It exhibits many noble specimens of the California redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, cousin of the giant sequoia.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
The Giant Forest is the name given the largest grove of sequoias, which is more than a grove.
"Sequoia [California] National Park" by United States Department of the Interior
Compared to the size of the ants themselves, these grain-fields are giant forests, far bigger than the Sequoia Forests of California.
"The Adventures of a Grain of Dust" by Hallam Hawksworth
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In news:

Sequoia National Park, home to the giant redwoods, suffers the worst air pollution of any national park in the country.
Giant sequoias soak up Pacific Northwest mist.
A woman stands amongst a grove of a Giant Sequoia trees in the Sequoia National Park in Central California on October 11, 2009.
Giant Sequoia trees in the Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park (Wikipedia/Davigoli).
The California forest that is home to some of the world's biggest and oldest living things, the giant Sequoia redwoods, also suffers a dubious distinction.
The General Sherman National Champion Giant Sequoia, the star of Sequoia National Park, is the granddaddy of them all.
Giant Sequoias Grow Faster With Age.
FRESNO (AP) — Deep in the Sierra Nevada, the famous General Grant giant sequoia tree is suffering its loss of stature in silence.
Focus is on giant sequoias.
A Michigan nurseryman and his team of tree climbers and horticulturists have cloned the world's biggest redwoods and giant sequoias, bringing some of them back from stumps cut more than 100 years ago.
A giant evergreen tree most abundant in Northern California, a little Sequoia will be a spirited, free-thinking, outdoorsy type.
Giant sequoia tops a neighbor.
Upon further review, a giant sequoia outranks a neighboring tree for No.
On Friday, two giant sequoia trees fell over side by side, blocking a portion of the short, but popular, Trail of the 100 Giants in the southern Sierra-Nevada Mountains.
Tucson News NowUpon further review, giant sequoia tops a neighbor.
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