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Noun: dawn redwood
  1. Large fast-growing Chinese monoecious tree having flat bright-green deciduous leaves and small globular cones; commonly cultivated in United States as an ornamental; known as a fossil before being discovered in China
    - metasequoia, Metasequoia glyptostrodoides

Type of: conifer, coniferous tree

Part of: genus Metasequoia

Encyclopedia: Dawn redwood