Definition of redwood
1 : any of various woods (such as brazilwood) yielding a red dye
2 : a tree that yields a red dyewood or produces red or reddish wood
3a : 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 illustrationb : its brownish-red durable wood
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At the bridge site, teams of workers watched over drills the size of redwood trees, which rammed steel piles into the seafloor.
With over 100 feet of deep water frontage and the benefits of over 3,400 square feet, the wonderful four-bedroom, three and one-half bath home sits on almost one acre and is dressed in Austin stone, wrapped with oak and trimmed in redwood.
Big Sur is one of the state's biggest tourist draws in a normal year, attracting visitors to serene groves of redwoods, beaches and the highway's dramatic oceanside scenery.
REDWOOD CITY — Will Wright’s out-of-the-box Spore is now the inspiration for a more traditional game experience.
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First Known Use of redwood
REDWOOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of redwood for English Language Learners
: a very tall evergreen tree
: the wood of a redwood
REDWOOD Defined for Kids
Definition of redwood for Students
: a very tall tree of California that bears cones and has light durable brownish red wood
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