Definition of redwood in English:


Syllabification: red·wood
Pronunciation: /ˈredˌwo͝od


  • 1Either of two giant conifers with thick fibrous bark, native to California and Oregon. They are the tallest known trees and are among the largest living organisms.
    • Two species in the family Taxodiaceae: the California (or coast) redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), which can grow to a height of 325 feet (110 m), and the giant redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum), which can reach a trunk diameter of 35 feet (11 m)
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    • The nursery offers other conifers, including Colorado blue spruce, deodar cedar, Douglas fir, and coast redwood.
    • Among the towering redwoods rise clumps of native trees.
    • It is just off the main route to the Redwood Park, home of the famed giant redwood trees that rise up to 367 feet and can live for more than 2,000 years.
  • 1.1Used in names of other, chiefly tropical, trees with reddish timber.

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