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 Fiery red maple makes a beautiful focal point when countered with the feathery foliage of dawn redwood laden with globes of gray-green fruit on the fringes. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 4 Sep. 2023 Species available through the program this fall include trident maple, river birch, sweetgum, willow oak, and dawn redwood. Brittany Bowker, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Aug. 2023 Wu made the announcement Wednesday at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, which gave the city a gift of 10 dawn redwood trees to be planted in neighborhoods across Boston. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Sep. 2022 The peeling bark on your dawn redwood was probably caused by squirrels. Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 21 Jan. 2023 During a warm period from about 55 million to 14 million years ago, Metasequoia — dawn redwood — trees grew in Canada’s high arctic. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Jan. 2022 Two of the finest conifers — the dawn redwood and the bald cypress — lose their needles in winter. Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2020 The needles of the deciduous conifer dawn redwood bring rarely seen, almost coral pink tones to the fall foliage party. oregonlive, 6 Nov. 2020 Snyder noted that trees planted so far include dawn redwood, sugar maple, horse chestnut, redbud, crabapple and tupelo. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 25 May 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dawn redwood was in 1948

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“Dawn redwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dawn%20redwood. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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