Definition of dawn redwood in English:

dawn redwood

Syllabification: dawn red·wood


A coniferous tree with deciduous needles, known only as a fossil until it was found growing in southwestern China in 1941. Also called metasequoia.
  • Metasequoia glyptostroboides, family Taxodiaceae
More example sentences
  • The famous giant redwood is a large evergreen conifer, whereas, in contrast, the dawn redwood is a deciduous conifer.
  • Now native only to China, the dawn redwood was the most common sequoia in North America during prehistoric times.
  • The two extinct species of Metasequoia were adapted to distinctly different swamp habitats, as are living dawn redwood compared with swamp cypress.

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