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redwood

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noun red·wood \ˈred-ˌwu̇d\

Simple Definition of redwood

  • : a very tall evergreen tree

  • : the wood of a redwood

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of redwood

  1. 1 :  any of various woods (as brazilwood) yielding a red dye

  2. 2 :  a tree that yields a red dyewood or produces red or reddish wood

  3. 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


REDWOOD Defined for Kids

redwood

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noun red·wood \ˈred-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of redwood for Students

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




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