Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A very tall, evergreen, coniferous tree (Sequoia sempervirens) native to the coastal ranges of southern Oregon and central and northern California, having small seed-bearing cones with peltate scales and unflattened branches.
  • n. The soft reddish wood of this tree. Also called sequoia.
  • n. Any of various woods having a reddish color or yielding a red dye.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the USDA-preferred term for the species Sequoia sempervirens.
  • n. any of the evergreen conifers belonging to the genus Sequoia in the wide sense.
  • n. the wood of the species Sequoia sempervirens.
  • n. the wood of the species Pinus sylvestris
  • adj. Pertaining to any of the evergreen conifers belonging to the genus Sequoia in the wide sense
  • adj. Pertaining to the wood of the species Sequoia sempervirens.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gigantic coniferous tree (Sequoia sempervirens) of California, and its light and durable reddish timber. See sequoia.
  • n. An East Indian dyewood, obtained from Pterocarpus santalinus, Cæsalpinia Sappan, and several other trees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The most valuable of Californian timber-trees, Sequoia sempervirens, or its wood.
  • n. The name is also applied to various other trees.
  • Stark mad.
  • n. The chittagong-wood, Chukrasia tabularis.
  • n. Guilandina crista; and
  • n. Baryxylum Linnæi (Peltophorum Linnæi of Bentham).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
  • n. the soft reddish wood of either of two species of sequoia trees

Etymologies

red +‎ wood (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The broadest recorded coast redwood is 20 feet in diameter.

    A Walk In Muir Woods

  • The Sequoia sempervirens, which is commonly called redwood, is distributed along the Coast Range, the trees thriving only when they are constantly swept by the sea fogs.

    History of California

  • In fact, there’s a forest full of them called the redwood forest.

    Sincerely

  • I think cutting down a redwood is the moral equivilant of murdering a human being. previous - next

    nessus Diary Entry

  • My house is going on 160 years old, built entirely of redwood, which is largely the reason it's still here in termite-land.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • Perched in the upper branches of the redwood were the four remaining tree-sitters who had taken to the branches in an ultimately doomed effort to save the impressive collection of Coastal Live Oaks and other trees marked for destruction by the university.

    The Berkeley Daily Planet, The East Bay's Independent Newspaper

  • Before ten o'clock the adobe wall of the patio was warm enough to permit lingering vacqueros and idle peons to lean against it, and the exposed annexe was filled with sharp, resinous odors from the oozing sap of unseasoned "redwood" boards, warped and drying in the hot sunshine.

    Susy, a story of the Plains

  • No, I don't have one in my yard (which is not serpentine), but I do have a dawn redwood which is doing quite well.

    RealClimate

  • Our house sat in a redwood forest populated by bobcats, mushrooms, and what my German-speaking grandmother thrillingly referred to as Wildschweinen, “wild pigs,” disappointingly called “boar” in English.

    The English Is Coming!

  • We become the other—whether a friend, butterfly, redwood forest, giraffe, or seahorse—through our intensely felt union with it.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

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