- a coniferous tree, Sequoia sempervirens, of California, noted for its great height, sometimes reaching to more than 350 feet (107 meters): the state tree of California.
- its valuable brownish-red timber.
- a red-colored wood.
- any of various trees yielding a reddish wood.
- any tree whose wood produces a red dyestuff.
Origin of redwood1
- raving mad; insane.
- distracted with anger; furious.
Origin of redwood2
Examples from the Web for redwood
Berg: We have a big screening tomorrow night up in Redwood City.Mike Judge’s Genius Satire ‘Silicon Valley’ Skewers Tech Titans
April 3, 2014
Yellow crime-scene tape went up around the 125-year-old redwood structure.As 2014 Began, a Fateful Path to a Catholic Priest’s Murder
January 3, 2014
Nobody chooses to get married in a redwood forest unless they love redwood forests.11 Juiciest Bits from Sean Parker’s TechCrunch Rant
June 27, 2013
They built a redwood garden fence and installed a flagstone court and sidewalks.Hoover’s Secret Files
August 2, 2011
Someday we'll wonder how we ever thought flushing a Redwood down the drain was a reasonable thing to do.Stop Indulging, America
October 24, 2009
Just then Redwood turned and waved his hand to somebody near us.
And after him Redwood dropped a goal, first from one side line, then from the other.
It was in vain I struggled, and explained that Redwood was waiting for me.
“We need not discuss this, Redwood,” said Mr Jarman, and walked away.
I saw Redwood go to him and say something, pointing as he did so to the hand.
- 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) tallSee also sequoia
Word Origin and History for redwood
1610s, "wood that has a red hue," from red (adj.1) + wood (n.). Of various types of New World trees that yield such wood, from 1716; specifically of the California Sequoia sempervirens from 1819. In Scottish English 16c.-18c. the same word as an adjective meant "completely deranged, raving, stark mad," from wood (adj.).