- a giant evergreen (Sequoia sempervirens) of the baldcypress family, having fire-resistant bark, enduring, soft wood, and needlelike leaves: found in coastal regions of California and S Oregon
- big tree
- any of a number of trees with reddish wood or yielding a red dye
- the wood of any of these trees
- a. A very tall, evergreen coniferous tree (Sequoia sempervirens) native to the coastal ranges of southern Oregon and central and northern California, having thick bark, leaves that are needlelike or scalelike, and small cones.b. The soft reddish decay-resistant wood of this tree. Also called coast redwood .
- Either of two similar trees, the giant sequoia or the dawn redwood.
- Any of various woods having a reddish color or yielding a red dye.
- (countable, uncountable) the USDA-preferred term for the species Sequoia sempervirens.
- A redwood grove
- This redwood deck will last forever
- (countable) any of the evergreen conifers belonging to the genus Sequoia in the wide sense.
- (uncountable) the wood of the species Sequoia sempervirens.
- This planter is made of redwood.
- A surname.
redwood - Computer Definition
A legacy magnetic tape technology from StorageTek that used half-inch, single-hub cartridges similar to IBM's 3480/3490 formats, but employed helical scan recording rather than linear (parallel tracks along the length of the tape). The Redwood SD-3 drive supported 10, 25 and 50GB cartridges (native). StorageTek's Powderhorn library held a mix of SD-3 and 3480/3490 cartridges. See magnetic tape and helical scan.
- The redwood is being rapidly used for lumber.
- As the redwood is limited to the Coast Range, so the big tree is limited wholly to the Sierra Nevada.
- Other trees are the redwood and camwood.
- The western slope of the Sierra Nevada hears fine forests similar to those of the Cascade Range and of the Coast Range, but of more open growth, and with the redwood exchanged for groves of big trees (Sequoia gigantea) of which the tallest examples reach 325 ft.
- Among the large trees which are valued for their timber are redwood (Humiria balsamifera), Brazil-wood, algarrobo, palo de cruz (Jacquinea ruscifolia), guaiacum or holy wood, rosewood, cedar and walnut.