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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 ?
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?
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.
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.
He found a hawk's nest on the lightning-shattered tipmost top of a six-foot redwood.
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.
There were divers shelves of books, and the massive furniture he had made from redwood, as he had made the shakes for the roof.
The redwood canyons and great cliffs of the Santa Lucia Mountains fascinated Saxon; but she remembered what Hafler had told her of the summer fogs which hid the sun sometimes for a week or two at a time, and which lingered for months.
She waited, in the silence which followed, her eyes fixed upon the light that filtered down through the lofty boughs and bathed the great redwood trunks in mellow warmth.
Without speaking, without further looking at each other, they turned the horses' heads and took the narrow trail that wound down through the sombre redwood aisles and across the open glades to the pasture-lands below.