dawn redwood


Definition of dawn redwood 

: a metasequoia (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) of China resembling the coast redwood but having deciduous foliage

Examples of dawn redwood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Other unusual trees included a large weeping European beech, with a sort of natural room under its down-curving branches, and a huge dawn redwood, originally native to China, near the Schaible Science Center. Graydon Megan, chicagotribune.com, "Elmhurst College groundskeeper shows some of the 900 trees making up the campus' certified arboretum," 17 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dawn redwood.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of dawn redwood

1948, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dawn redwood

Share dawn redwood

Dictionary Entries near dawn redwood

dawn on

dawn patrol

dawn pink

dawn redwood

dawn stone



Statistics for dawn redwood

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for dawn redwood

The first known use of dawn redwood was in 1948

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on dawn redwood

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about dawn redwood

Comments on dawn redwood

What made you want to look up dawn redwood? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!