Definition of Big tree
1. Noun. Extremely lofty evergreen of southern end of western foothills of Sierra Nevada in California; largest living organism.
Generic synonyms: Redwood, Sequoia
Group relationships: Genus Sequoiadendron, Sequoiadendron
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Literary usage of Big tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"... X: THE big tree AND THE REDWOOD Genus SEQUOIA, Endl. TREES of great size and age, resinous, aromatic. Leaves evergreen, alternate, of two shapes. ..."
2. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"By-laws of Yosemite Valley and Mariposa big tree Grove comn. 16 pp. 24°. ... Yosemite Valley and big tree Grove comrs. 1889/90 (pp. 35-37)— same 1897/8.) . ..."
3. Our New West: Records of Travel Between the Mississippi River and the by Samuel Bowles (1869)
"... of its Features- Its Columns of Rock—Its Waterfalls—How to Pronounce Yo Semite —The Journey to the Valley—The big tree Grove and the Yo Semite Dedicated ..."
4. Skill in Trials: Containing a Variety of Civil and Criminal Cases Won by the by Joseph Wesley Donovan (1891)
"GREELY'S "big tree."* Horace Greely, while on a trip to California in 1857, visited the Mariposa valley and the big tree region to describe the mammoth ..."