Definition of Redwood

1. Noun. The soft reddish wood of either of two species of sequoia trees.

Substance meronyms: Sequoia
Generic synonyms: Wood



2. Noun. Either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae.

Definition of Redwood

1. n. A gigantic coniferous tree (Sequoia sempervirens) of California, and its light and durable reddish timber. See Sequoia.

Definition of Redwood

1. Noun. (countable uncountable) the USDA-preferred term for the species ''Sequoia sempervirens''. ¹

2. Noun. any of the evergreen conifers belonging to the genus ''Sequoia'' in the wide sense ¹

3. Noun. the wood of the species ''Sequoia sempervirens''. ¹

4. Noun. (uncountable British obsolete) the wood of the species ''Pinus sylvestris''. ¹

5. Adjective. Pertaining to any of the evergreen conifers belonging to the genus ''Sequoia'' in the wide sense ¹

6. Adjective. Pertaining to the wood of the species ''Sequoia sempervirens''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Redwood

1. a very tall evergreen tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Redwood

1. A gigantic coniferous tree (Sequoia sempervirens) of California, and its light and durable reddish timber. See Sequoia. An East Indian dyewood, obtained from Pterocarpus santalinus, Caesalpinia Sappan, and several other trees. The redwood of Andaman is Pterocarpus dalbergioides; that of some parts of tropical America, several species of Erythoxylum; that of Brazil, the species of Humirium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Redwood

reduviids
redux
redux(ip)
redward
redwards
redware
redwares
redwater
redwater fever
redwaters
redweed
redweeds
redwing
redwings
redwithe
redwood (current term)
redwood family
redwood penstemon
redwoods
redworm
redworms
redye
redyed
redyeing
redyeings
redyes
ree
reearn
reearned
reearning

Literary usage of Redwood

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The forests were thoroughly studied by the government bureau of forestry in 1902, whose report furnishes the following facts: The redwood is popularly ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The forests were thoroughly studied by the government bureau of forestry in 1902, whose report furnishes the following facts : The redwood is popularly ..."

3. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"The redwood grows to a greater height than any other American tree, but in girth and in ... The redwood requires little of the soil except that it be moist, ..."

4. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"There are two species: the common redwood (5. sempervirens), noted for its lumber, and the big or mammoth tree (S. washing ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"At the present time the Coast redwood occupies only a narrow belt of country near ... Small redwood forests occur in Monterey county, but the most southern ..."

6. The Resources of California by John Shertzer Hittell (1867)
"The redwood -(Sequoia sempervirens) is the second in size and the first in commercial ... -A redwood-tree called "Fremont's tree," in Santa Cruz county, ..."

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