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redwood

Noun

1 the soft reddish wood of either of two species of sequoia trees
2 either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae [syn: sequoia]

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English

Noun

  1. the USDA-preferred term for the species Sequoia sempervirens.
  2. any of the evergreen conifers belonging to the genus Sequoia in the wide sense
  3. the wood of the species Sequoia sempervirens.
This planter is made of redwood
  1. (British, obsolete) the wood of the species Pinus sylvestris.

Derived terms

  • Coast redwood
  • Sierra redwood

Translations

Adjective

  1. Pertaining to any of the evergreen conifers belonging to the genus Sequoia in the wide sense
    A redwood grove
  2. Pertaining to the wood of the species Sequoia sempervirens.
    This redwood deck will last forever

Extensive Definition

Redwood may refer to:
  • Family Pinaceae (conifers)
    • The wood of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris), sometimes called 'redwood' in the timber trade
  • Family Fabaceae (broadleaf)
    • Caesalpinia sappan - East Indian Redwood, or Sapanwood tree (first called "brezel wood" in Europe)
    • Caesalpinia echinata - South American Redwood, or Brazilwood tree
Redwood may also refer to:
  • The Redwood Empire (also Redwood Coast or North Coast), a region of California that stretches from San Francisco to the Oregon coast

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redwood in German: Redwood
redwood in Dutch: Redwood
redwood in Japanese: レッドウッド
redwood in Polish: Redwood
redwood in Volapük: Redwood
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