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Webster 1913 Edition


Ironwood

I′ron-woodˊ

,
Noun.
(Bot.)
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
Sideroxylon
and
Diospyros
, and many other trees.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ironwood

I'RONWOOD

,
Noun.
The popular name of a genus of trees called Sideroxylon, of several species; so called from their hardness.

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