redwood

1 [red-wood]
noun
1.
a coniferous tree, Sequoia sempervirens, of California, noted for its great height, sometimes reaching to more than 350 feet (107 meters): 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.

Origin:
1610–20; red1 + wood1

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redwood

2 [red-wood]
adjective Scot.
1.
raving mad; insane.
2.
distracted with anger; furious.
Also, redwud.


Origin:
1550–60; red1 + wood2

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redwood (ˈrɛdˌwʊd)
 
n
See also sequoia a giant coniferous tree, Sequoia sempervirens, of coastal regions of California, having reddish fibrous bark and durable timber: family Taxodiaceae. The largest specimen is over 120 metres (360 feet) tall

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redwood
1619, "wood that has a red hue," from red (1) + wood (q.v.). Of various types of New World trees that yield such wood, from 1716; specifically of the California Sequoia sempervirens from 1819.
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