noun Date: circa 1585 1. any of various woods (as brazilwood) yielding a red dye 2. a tree that yields a red dyewood or produces red or reddish wood 3. a. a very tall coniferous tree (Sequoia sempervirens) of the bald cypress family that grows chiefly in coastal California, sometimes reaches a height of 360 feet (110 meters), and is a commercially important timber tree — called also coast redwood — see cone illustration b. its brownish-red durable wood

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