Definition of Tule tree
1. Noun. Mexico's most famous tree; a giant specimen of Montezuma cypress more than 2,000 years old with a girth of 165 feet at Santa Maria del Tule. "Some say the Tule tree is the world's largest single biomass"
Group relationships: Mexico, United Mexican States
Generic synonyms: Mexican Swamp Cypress, Montezuma Cypress, Taxodium Mucronatum
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Literary usage of Tule tree
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1. Terry's Mexico: Handbook for Travellers by Thomas Philip Terry (1909)
"In point of size the Tule tree resembles the great Banyan (Ficus Indica) in the Botanical Garden at Calcutta, and the "Chestnut Tree of a Hundred Horses" ..."
2. The Chickasaw Nation: A Short Sketch of a Noble People by James Henry Malone (1922)
"Between the city of Oaxaca and the ruins of Mitla stands the celebrated Tule tree, said to be the oldest and largest tree in the world. ..."
3. American Trade Index by National Association of Manufacturers (1906)
"... machine- made fruit jars and jars for packers' use; fine labels; tule tree protectors, bottle and jar covers; corrugated paper in every shape. ..."
4. Bulletin by Bureau of Biological Survey, United States (1895)
"Small cylinders of wire netting, heavy pasteboard, or other material are. sometimes used, and a device known as the 'tule-tree protector,' made of the dried ..."
5. Annual Report by Iowa Board of Railroad Commissioners, Iowa State Commerce Commission (1902)
"... roots wrapped, each bale weighing 100 Ibs. or over i 45 Tule tree Covers (for wrapping fruit and shade trees), flat, in barrel!, 46 Willow Cuttings, ..."