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redwood

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[ red-wood ]
/ ˈrɛdˌwʊd /
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noun
any of the three extant tree species of the coniferous subfamily Sequoioideae, specifically the giant sequoia, coast redwood, and dawn redwood.
the valuable brownish-red timber of the coast redwood or giant sequoia, the harvesting of which is strictly regulated.
a red or reddish wood.
any of various trees yielding a red or reddish wood.
any tree whose wood produces a red dyestuff.
adjective
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.
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Origin of redwood

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First recorded in 1610–20; red1 + wood1

Other definitions for redwood (2 of 2)

redwood2

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[ red-wood ]
/ ˈrɛdˌwʊd /

adjective Scot.
raving mad; insane.
distracted with anger; furious.

Origin of redwood

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First recorded in 1550–60; red1 + wood2
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British Dictionary definitions for redwood

redwood
/ (ˈrɛdˌwʊd) /

noun
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
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