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redwood

noun red·wood \ˈred-ˌwd\

: a very tall evergreen tree

: the wood of a redwood

Full Definition of REDWOOD

1
:  any of various woods (as brazilwood) yielding a red dye
2
:  a tree that yields a red dyewood or produces red or reddish wood
3
a :  a very tall coniferous tree (Sequoia sempervirens) of the bald cypress family that grows chiefly in coastal California, sometimes reaches a height of 360 feet (110 meters), and is a commercially important timber tree —called also coast redwood — see cone illustration
b :  its brownish-red durable wood

First Known Use of REDWOOD

circa 1585
REDWOOD Defined for Kids

redwood

noun red·wood \ˈred-ˌwd\

Definition of REDWOOD for Kids

:  a very tall tree of California that bears cones and has light durable brownish red wood

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