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The giant redwood.
- ‘He destroyed two fine wellingtonia to build new greenhouses.’
- ‘The Arboretum contains trees from all over the world, including date palms, camphor trees from Japan, Mexican Cyprus, and wellingtonia from California.’
- ‘Most favoured sites are contained in the soft fibrous bark of coast redwoods and wellingtonias.’
- ‘Among its attractions are its trees of cupressus and wellingtonia along with a large collection of wisteria, unusually grown inside the orangery.’
- ‘The wellingtonia in Orchard Close is thought to be 360 years old and part of an extended avenue planted to mark the route taken by the defeated King Charles after the Battle of Edgehill.’
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from the former binomial Wellingtonia gigantea (from Wellington, 1st Duke of).
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