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red·wood

 (rĕd′wo͝od′)
n.
1.
a. A very tall, evergreen coniferous tree (Sequoia sempervirens) native to the coastal ranges of southern Oregon and central and northern California, having thick bark, leaves that are needlelike or scalelike, and small cones.
b. The soft reddish decay-resistant wood of this tree. Also called coast redwood.
2. Either of two similar trees, the giant sequoia or the dawn redwood.
3. Any of various woods having a reddish color or yielding a red dye.

redwood

(ˈrɛdˌwʊd)
n
(Plants) a giant coniferous tree, Sequoia sempervirens, of coastal regions of California, having reddish fibrous bark and durable timber: family Taxodiaceae. The largest specimen is over 120 metres (360 feet) tall. See also sequoia

red•wood

(ˈrɛdˌwʊd)

n.
1. a coniferous tree, Sequoia sempervirens, of the bald cypress family, native to California, noted for its great height.
2. its valuable brownish red timber.
3. any of various trees yielding a reddish wood.
4. any tree whose wood produces a red dyestuff.
[1610–1620]

red·wood

(rĕd′wo͝od′)
A very tall, cone-bearing evergreen tree that grows along the coast of northwest California and southern Oregon. Redwoods can grow to a height of over 300 feet (91.4 meters).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.redwood - the soft reddish wood of either of two species of sequoia treesredwood - the soft reddish wood of either of two species of sequoia trees
sequoia, redwood - either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.redwood - either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feetredwood - either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
Cupressaceae, cypress family, family Cupressaceae - cypresses and junipers and many cedars
cypress - wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus
redwood - the soft reddish wood of either of two species of sequoia trees
California redwood, coast redwood, Sequoia sempervirens - lofty evergreen of United States coastal foothills from Oregon to Big Sur; it flourishes in wet, rainy, foggy habitats
big tree, giant sequoia, Sequoia gigantea, Sequoia Wellingtonia, Sequoiadendron giganteum, Sierra redwood - extremely lofty evergreen of southern end of western foothills of Sierra Nevada in California; largest living organism
Translations

redwood

[ˈredwʊd] N (= tree) → secoya f

redwood

[ˈrɛdwʊd] n (also Californian redwood) (= tree) → séquoia m

redwood

[ˈrɛdˌwʊd] nsequoia
References in classic literature ?
We followed in his wake a space, then dropped down a zigzag trail that he disdained into a group of noble redwoods that stood about a pool of water murky with minerals from the mountain side.
Dawn caught us on the northern brow, and in the gray light we dropped down through chaparral into redwood canyons deep and warm with the breath of passing summer.
All was garmented by vegetation, from tiny maiden-hair and gold-back ferns to mighty redwood and Douglas spruces.
Against the foot of a steep-sloped knoll he came upon a magnificent group of redwoods that seemed to have gathered about a tiny gurgling spring.
But to the perfect redwoods belonged the small but deep canon that threaded its way among the knolls.
He measured with his eye spruces five and six feet in diameter and redwoods even larger.
But it must have redwoods on it," Saxon hastened to stipulate.
There were divers shelves of books, and the massive furniture he had made from redwood, as he had made the shakes for the roof.
In the silence that fell, she continued her caressing of his hair, while she idly watched a great gray squirrel, boisterous and hilarious, as it scampered back and forth in a distant vista of the redwoods.
She watched the sun flickering down through the warm-trunked redwoods.
He is always poring over his books and writings; and Miss Redwood, at her great age, is in bed half the day.
Is Sir Jervis Redwood one of Miss Emily's old friends?