redwood

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n redwood either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
    • n redwood the soft reddish wood of either of two species of sequoia trees
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The tallest tree recorded is located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California. It is a coast redwood and has been measured at 117 metres high
    • n Redwood (Bot) A gigantic coniferous tree (Sequoia sempervirens) of California, and its light and durable reddish timber. See Sequoia.☞ The redwood of Andaman is Pterocarpus dalbergioides; that of some parts of tropical America, several species of Erythoxylum; that of Brazil, the species of Humirium.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The California redwood coast redwood and giant sequoia are the tallest and largest living organism in the world.
    • n redwood The most valuable of Californian timber-trees, Sequoia sempervirens, or its wood. It occupies the Coast ranges, where exposed to ocean fogs, from the northern limit of the State to the southern borders of Monterey county, but is most abundant north of San Francisco. It is the only congener of the famous big or mammoth tree, which it almost rivals in size. It grows commonly from 200 to 300 feet high, with a straight cylindrical trunk, naked to the height of 70 or 100 feet; the diameter is from 8 to 12 feet. The bark is from 6 to 12 inches thick, of a bright cinnamon color; the wood is of a rich brownish red, light, straight-grained, easily worked and taking a fine finish, and very durable in contact with the soil. It is the prevailing and most valuable building-timber of the Pacific coast; in California it is used almost exclusively for shingles, fence-posts, railwayties, telegraph-poles, wine-butts, etc.
    • n redwood The name is also applied to various other trees. Thus, the East Indian redwoods are Soymida febrifuga, also called East Indian mahogany; Pterocarpus santalinus, the red sandalwood (see sandalwood); and P. Indieus (including P. dalbergioides) the Andaman redwood, or padouk. The last is a lofty tree of India, Burma, the Andaman Islands, etc., with the heart-wood dark-red, close-grained, and moderately hard, used to make furniture, gun-carriages, carts, and for many other purposes. Other trees called redwood are Cornus mas, of Tuikey; Rhamnus Erythroxylon, the siberian buckthorn; Melhania Erythroxylon of the Stereuliaceæ, an almost extinct tree of St. Helena: the Jamaican Laplacea (Gordonia) Hæmatoxylon of the Ternstrœmiaceæ; Colubrina ferruginosa, a rhamnaeeous tree of the Bahamas: Ochna arborea of the Cape of Good Hope; Ceanothux spinosus, a shrub or small tree of southern California; and any tree of the genus Erytkroxylon. Redwood is also a local name of the Scotch pine. See pine.
    • redwood Stark mad.
    • n redwood The chittagong-wood, Chukrasia tabularis.
    • n redwood Guilandina crista; and.
    • n redwood Baryxylum Linnæi (Peltophorum Linnæi of Bentham).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The popular name for the giant sequoia tree is Redwood.
    • Redwood a Californian timber-tree, growing to nearly three hundred feet high
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Quotations

  • Ronald Reagan
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    “If you've seen one redwood, you've seen them all.”
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
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    “Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. reád; Ger. roth, L. ruber, Gr. e-rythros, Gael. ruath.

Usage

In literature:

In a short time I was deep in the redwood forest, away from the world in companionship with God.
"The Beautiful Eyes of Ysidria" by Charles A. Gunnison
The owner of today, by cutting down the old stand, gives the suckers conditions hitherto unknown to the redwood.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
They are built of redwood, however, and this, according to the natives, is hard to burn.
"A Ball Player's Career" by Adrian C. Anson
A Phyllis of the Sierras, and Drift from Redwood Camp.
"Pirate Gold" by Frederic Jesup Stimson
Poplar is another good wood for the beginner, as well as redwood, a western product.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Do you know Redwood, the captain, is a senior Urban?
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
Several species of redwood occur in central California, confined to a limited area.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
After crossing the Redwood river, the road led over a thirty-mile prairie, without a shrub on it as big as a walking stick.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
And we will be like gods that heap the thunders, And start young redwood trees on Time's own mountains.
"American Poetry, 1922" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
As I have before stated, the stores were built of redwood, and with cellars.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
A young woman sat on the veranda of a small redwood cabin, putting her baby to sleep.
"The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories" by Margaret Collier Graham
The club owns a fine tract of redwood forest fifty miles north of San Francisco, on the Russian River.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
There was a crash of splintered redwood, and my axe clove a chair.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
One of the last remaining stands of original redwood forest easily accessible to the visitor is the Muir Woods in California.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
They were come now to a place where the trail ran steep and the redwoods thickened to make a Californian hillside.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
Redwood City, S., Lincoln Mem., 1.60.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 2, April, 1900" by Various
Other woods such as redwood and cherry are also used.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Nest in a fir tree, 5 feet from the ground; made of moss and strips of redwood bark.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
But you're a great hand for soap, Miss Redwood, if folks say true?
"What She Could" by Susan Warner
Miss Redwood had disappeared and was getting her beef ready in the kitchen.
"Trading" by Susan Warner
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In news:

And REDWOOD SHORES, Calif, Nov 5, 2012 /PRNewswire.
Artist Rendition The Port of Redwood City in South San Francisco Bay said it expects construction to begin soon on a project to modernize two wharves .
Begins 6 pm – Redwood Acres.
The annual volunteer program to give gifts to Redwood area needy families has grown considerably since then -- and with it, the need for donations.
The annual volunteer program to give gifts to Redwood area needy families has grown considerably since then -- and with it, the need for donatio.
Marty Caraway, Redwood County Veterans Service Officer, said there is no lack of political, social, health and economic issues for veterans to deal with on a daily basis.
The following is from a Redwood Region Economic Development Commission press release.
Redwood can't slow Alameda in 49-20 loss.
Everyone near 4B and Redwood Road Warning of Possible Armed Subject.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif — Drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area have become the first motorists in the nation to fill up their gas tanks with an algae -based biofuel.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif (AP) — Drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area are the first in the nation to fill up their gas tanks with an algae -based biofuel.
Police say that Quintero-Ramirez also cleaned homes in Mountain View, Los Altos , San Carlos, San Mateo and Redwood City and that she may have been stealing from employers for more than a year.
A young redwood stands where it was planted Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012, in port Orford, Ore.
Ancient Cloned Trees Planted to Begin New Forest of Redwoods (photo essay).
DreamWorks Animation opens new facility in Redwood City.
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In science:

Palmer: Introduction to the Theory of Neural Computation, (Addison Wesley, Redwood City, 1991) 2. A.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company Advanced Book Program, Redwood City, CA, 1989.
Defining equations of $X_0(2^{2n})$
Palmer, Introduction to the theory of neural computation, Santa Fe Institute Studies in the Science of Complexity (Addison-Wesley, Redwood city (CA), 1991).
A review of the Statistical Mechanics approach to Random Optimization Problems
Palmer, “Introduction to the theory of neural computation”, Addison-Wesley, Redwood City (1991). [Ho] J.J.
Hopfield models as generalized random mean field models
Turner, The Early Universe, (Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, Ca, 1990).
A Simple/Short Introduction to Pre-Big-Bang Physics/Cosmology
Nozi`eres, in The Theory of Quantum Liquids, (Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, 1966 and 1989), Vol. I.
The many-Electron Problem in Novel Low-Dimensional Materials
Nozi`eres, The Theory of Quantum Liquids (Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, 1989), Vol. I.
The many-Electron Problem in Novel Low-Dimensional Materials
Gunion et al., The Higgs Hunters Guide (Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, 1990); M.
Structure of the Standard Model
Nozi`eres, The Theory of Quantum Liquids, (Addison-Wesley Advanced Book Classics, Redwood City, 1989). 8. L. D.
Bosonization of Interacting Fermions in Arbitrary Dimensions
Quigg, Gauge Theories of the Strong, Weak, and Electromagnetic Interactions (Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley, 1983).
Electroweak Flavor-Conserving Gauge Processes: Virtual Effects
Forster, Hydrodynamic Fluctuations, Broken Symmetry and Correlation Functions, (Addison-Wesley, Redwood City CA, 1975). B. D.
Topology and Nematic Ordering II: Observable Critical Behavior
Hatfield, Quantum Field Theory of Point Particles and Strings, Redwood City (CA), Addison–Wesley, 1992.
A Review of Minimal Supersymmetric Electro-Weak Theory
Turner, The Early Universe, (Addison–Wesley, Redwood City, 1990).
General Relativistic Energy Conditions: The Hubble expansion in the epoch of galaxy formation
Hertz J., Krogh A., and Palmer R.G. (1991): Introduction to the Theory of Neural Computation, Addison–Wesley: Redwood City.
Neural Networks
Company, Inc., Redwood City, California, (1967).
The problem of gauge invariance in Dirac field theory
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