Definition of sequoia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sɪˈkwɔɪə//
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈkwɔɪə//
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a very tall N American tree, a type of redwood Word Originfrom modern Latin Sequoia (genus name), from Sequoya, the name of the Cherokee Native American who invented the Cherokee syllabary.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sequoia