dawn redwood

noun

Definition of dawn redwood

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Snyder noted that trees planted so far include dawn redwood, sugar maple, horse chestnut, redbud, crabapple and tupelo. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Work on Rocky River’s new police station progressing; trees will be abundant," 25 May 2020 The tour passes by some living fossils — a Wollemi pine from Australia and a dawn redwood, which is an example of a tree that was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1941. Carl Nolte, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus and San Francisco: The pleasures of the neighborhood walk," 2 May 2020 But there’s an even older species—a living fossil dating back to the Miocene (23 to 5 million years ago) that is Oregon’s official state fossil: dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides). Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Meet Pando, Methuselah, and More of the World’s Oldest Trees—Right Here in the West," 11 Feb. 2020 Above: Britain’s Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, featuring dawn redwoods and swamp cypress. National Geographic, "Can the Super Bowl go green?," 29 Jan. 2020 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

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Dawn redwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dawn%20redwood. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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