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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Acidic soils such as near pine or redwood trees produce blue flowers; alkaline soils (such as heavy clay) prompt the flowers to be pink.
The three-bedroom, 1,800-square-foot home boasts 100-foot redwood trees, a gazebo, shed, machine shop, and a four-car garage, according to the real estate listing.
In other words, some of these ancient trees, growing in a forest eons before humans arrived, rivaled the redwoods in size.
The Yellow Tree House Restaurant takes over 474 square feet and wraps around a 131-foot-high redwood tree in Warkworth, New Zealand.
The ukuleles’ top, or front piece, will be made from Lucky Strike redwood, another famous tree that fell during a storm in the early 1990s.
Walk among old growth coast redwoods, cooling their roots in the fresh water of Redwood Creek and lifting their crowns to reach the sun and fog.
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.
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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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