redwood

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun a tall north American conifer.

Construction

  • Sequoia sempervirens. This species is found only in limited areas of northern California and southern Oregon. It is resistant to decay and is used for many of the same purposes as cedar, especially siding and paneling. Another species of redwood, Sequoia gigantea, grows in the Sierra mountains of central California. It is protected from harvest.
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