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I saw one in Key West, and then I saw one in the Pacific Northwest. It has seven letters in its name, and uses each of the 5 standard vowels exactly once.

What did I see?

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    $\begingroup$ I found the "all five vowels in 7 letters" clue a total giveaway and the other ones too vague to be useful, though "Pacific Northwest" gave confirmation when I Googled it with the answer. I think this riddle would be better if the clues were more "balanced" in helpfulness so that one would need to put them together. $\endgroup$ – xnor Dec 5 '14 at 4:28
  • $\begingroup$ We have google though. Google the relevant terms and the answer to your question will be on the first page, if not the first link. $\endgroup$ – McMagister Dec 5 '14 at 4:49
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    $\begingroup$ Also people here are pros $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Dec 5 '14 at 11:31
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Is it a

Sequoia?

Only word I know that fits the description.

Explanation:

A Sequoia is a type of tree that grows in the Pacific Northwest. It is also the name of a Toyota SUV. Whether this vehicle is particularly popular in Key West, I do not know.

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  • $\begingroup$ I only heard of this city just now, so I guess you saw a Toyota ____? $\endgroup$ – McMagister Dec 5 '14 at 4:29
  • $\begingroup$ I'm confused, what's the connection between Key West and Toyota? $\endgroup$ – xnor Dec 5 '14 at 4:38
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    $\begingroup$ @wildBillMunson I haven't and neither have most people here. Nor did Google turn up anything. So, it's too obscure as a clue. $\endgroup$ – xnor Dec 5 '14 at 7:17
  • $\begingroup$ @wildBill yes it's too obscure. also McMagister, please provide a full explanation $\endgroup$ – d'alar'cop Dec 5 '14 at 11:30
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You saw "The AIOU".

The AIOU is a research facility/university in pakistan. Upon your travels you saw some of their handiwork in the form of a peer reviewed paper.

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