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redwood

1

[ red-wood ]

noun

  1. any of the three extant tree species of the coniferous subfamily Sequoioideae, specifically the giant sequoia, coast redwood, and dawn redwood.
  2. the valuable brownish-red timber of the coast redwood or giant sequoia, the harvesting of which is strictly regulated.
  3. a red or reddish wood.
  4. any of various trees yielding a red or reddish wood.
  5. any tree whose wood produces a red dyestuff.


adjective

  1. made of red or reddish wood, especially that of the coast redwood or giant sequoia, the harvesting of which is strictly regulated:

    a six-piece set of redwood furniture for the patio.

redwood

2
or red·wud

[ red-wood ]

adjective

, Scot.
  1. raving mad; insane.
  2. distracted with anger; furious.

redwood

/ ˈrɛdˌwʊd /

noun

  1. 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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of redwood1

First recorded in 1610–20; red 1 + wood 1

Origin of redwood2

First recorded in 1550–60; red 1 + wood 2
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Example Sentences

Inland, the Santa Lucia Mountains, laced with redwood canyons to explore in Pfeiffer Big Sur and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Parks.

James Irvine Trail to Fern Canyon Loop, 12 milesTo call the redwoods “giant” is to vastly undersell a forest that would dwarf giants.

In the other direction, nearly ten miles of singletrack trails wind through towering old-growth redwoods.

From 100 feet above the forest floor on the Redwood Sky Walk, a suspended, self-guided walkway opening in early June among 60 acres of old-growth and second-growth redwoods in the city’s beloved Sequoia Park Zoo.

This Northern California coastal town is home to some of the world’s tallest trees, the towering redwoods of Humboldt County.

Berg: We have a big screening tomorrow night up in Redwood City.

Yellow crime-scene tape went up around the 125-year-old redwood structure.

Nobody chooses to get married in a redwood forest unless they love redwood forests.

They built a redwood garden fence and installed a flagstone court and sidewalks.

Someday we'll wonder how we ever thought flushing a Redwood down the drain was a reasonable thing to do.

The year before the peace the first public library in the Colony, the Redwood Library, was founded.

Vonnie made good her threat and two weeks after the quarrel Peter received a picture postcard of a giant redwood.

A man went down from his house to the road where his mailbox was nailed to a redwood post.

One afternoon two men were digging post-holes and setting in redwood posts on the side of one of the main roads in Orangeville.

Redwood is its common name, and the lumber for our frame or wooden houses is cut from this tree.

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