Definition of redwood in English:



  • 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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Among the colossal redwoods, proportions change and dimensions shift.’
    • ‘A grove of giant redwoods or sequoias should be kept just as we keep a great and beautiful cathedral.’
    1. 1.1 Used in names of a number of chiefly tropical trees with reddish timber, e.g. Andaman redwood.