dawn redwood
noun Date: 1948 a metasequoia (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) of China resembling the coast redwood but having deciduous foliage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dawn redwood — n. a coniferous Chinese tree (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) of the baldcypress family, resembling the redwood of California but having deciduous twigs and needles: it is now propagated in the U.S …   English World dictionary

  • dawn redwood — metasequoia. * * * Coniferous, nonevergreen tree (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), the only living species of the genus Metasequoia, of the family Taxodiaceae, native to remote valleys of central China. Both branchlets and leaves grow out in pairs… …   Universalium

  • dawn redwood — tikroji metasekvoja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Taksodinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), paplitęs Kinijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Metasequoia glyptostroboides angl. dawn redwood; water fir vok. chinesische… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dawn redwood — metasekvoja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Taksodinių (Taxodiaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Metasequoia). atitikmenys: lot. Metasequoia angl. dawn redwood; water fir vok. chinesische Sumpfzypresse; sommergrüner Mammutbaum; Wassertanne rus.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • dawn redwood — dawn′ red′wood n. pln metasequoia …   From formal English to slang

  • dawn redwood — noun a coniferous tree with deciduous needles, known only as a fossil until it was found growing in SW China in 1941. [Metasequoia glyptostroboides.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • dawn redwood — noun large fast growing Chinese monoecious tree having flat bright green deciduous leaves and small globular cones; commonly cultivated in United States as an ornamental; known as a fossil before being discovered in China • Syn: ↑metasequoia,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Redwood — may refer to:* Family Cupressaceae (conifers) ** Sequoia sempervirens Coast Redwood ** Sequoiadendron giganteum Giant Sequoia or Sierra Redwood ** Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood ** Cryptomeria japonica Sugi* Family Pinaceae (conifers)… …   Wikipedia

  • dawn cypress — or dawn redwood noun A conifer, abundant as a fossil, found growing in China in the 1940s and since planted widely • • • Main Entry: ↑dawn …   Useful english dictionary

  • redwood — redwood1 /red wood /, n. 1. a coniferous tree, Sequoia sempervirens, of California, noted for its great height, sometimes reaching to more than 350 ft. (107 m): the state tree of California. 2. its valuable brownish red timber. 3. a red colored… …   Universalium

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