Humirium
Redwood Red"wood` (-w[oo^]d`), n. (Bot.) (a) A gigantic coniferous tree ({Sequoia sempervirens}) of California, and its light and durable reddish timber. See {Sequoia}. (b) An East Indian dyewood, obtained from {Pterocarpus santalinus}, {C[ae]salpinia Sappan}, and several other trees. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Erythoxylum — Redwood Red wood ( w[oo^]d ), n. (Bot.) (a) A gigantic coniferous tree ({Sequoia sempervirens}) of California, and its light and durable reddish timber. See {Sequoia}. (b) An East Indian dyewood, obtained from {Pterocarpus santalinus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Pterocarpus santalinus — Redwood Red wood ( w[oo^]d ), n. (Bot.) (a) A gigantic coniferous tree ({Sequoia sempervirens}) of California, and its light and durable reddish timber. See {Sequoia}. (b) An East Indian dyewood, obtained from {Pterocarpus santalinus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Sequoia sempervirens — Redwood Red wood ( w[oo^]d ), n. (Bot.) (a) A gigantic coniferous tree ({Sequoia sempervirens}) of California, and its light and durable reddish timber. See {Sequoia}. (b) An East Indian dyewood, obtained from {Pterocarpus santalinus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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