Webster 1913 Edition
A tree unusually hard, strong, or heavy wood.
☞ In the United States, the hornbeam and the hop hornbeam are so called; also the
Olneya Tesota, a small tree of Arizona; in the West Indies, the
Erythroxylon areolatum, and several other unrelated trees; in China, the
Metrosideros vera; in India, the
Mesua ferrea, and two species of
Inga; in Australia, the
Eucalyptus Sideroxylon, and in many countries, species of
Diospyros, and many other trees.
Webster 1828 Edition