Pronunciation: (red'wood"),[key] —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 wood.
4. any of various trees yielding a reddish wood.
5. any tree whose wood produces a red dyestuff.