Definition of redwood noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈredwʊd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈredwʊd//
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  1. 1 [countable] a very tall type of tree that grows especially in California and Oregon giant redwoods See related entries: Plants
  2. 2 [uncountable] the reddish wood of the redwood tree See related entries: Plants
  3. Culture The giant redwood (or giant sequoia) is the tallest tree in the world. It can grow to more than 300 feet/92 metres tall and live more than 2 000 years. Many redwoods grow in the Redwood National Park, a World Heritage Site in north-western California, and in the Sequoia National Park in southern central California.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: redwood