Definition of Sequoia gigantea
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 Sequoia gigantea
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1. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1877)
"ON THE POST-GLACIAL HISTORY OF sequoia gigantea. By JOHN MUIR, of San Francisco, Cal. DURING the past summer I explored the Sequoia belt of the Sierra ..."
2. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"The soil is a porous gravel, only a few inches deep, and of glacial origin. FIG. 310. High-forest of the Sierra Nevada (California). sequoia gigantea, Lindi ..."
3. Zoe: A Biological Journal by Townshend Stith Brandegee, Katharine Layne Brandegee (1908)
"Then we came upon the grove, the most northern known, I believe, of sequoia gigantea. Only six trees are standing, and these do not spread over an acre or ..."
4. Check List of the Forest Trees of the United States: Their Names and Ranges by George Bishop Sudworth (1898)
"sequoia gigantea Decaisne. RANGE.—California (from latitude 39J to a little south of latitude 36°, that is, from middle fork of American River and along the ..."
5. The Forester =: Or, A Practical Treatise on the Planting, Rearing, and by James Brown (1882)
"Like many of the trees of north-west America, the sequoia gigantea seems to be confined to isolated patches. The first place where it was found was at the ..."
6. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"They are the big tree (sequoia gigantea) and the redwood (qv) (Sequoia sempervirens). The former is the largest American forest tree and one of the largest ..."