ironwood

/ˈaɪənwʊd / (say 'uyuhnwood)

noun
1. Also, iron tree. any of various trees with hard heavy wood, as Acacia excelsa and Erythrophloem chlorostachys of Australia, species of the genus Metrosideros of New Zealand, and Carpinus caroliniana of America.
2. the wood of such a tree.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Ironwood — may refer to:PlantsAny particular wood that has a reputation for hardness. Usage of the name may (or may not) include the tree that yields this wood. Species involved include: * Acacia estrophiolata Southern ironwood * Androstachys johnsonii –… …   Wikipedia

  • Ironwood — Ironwood, MI U.S. city in Michigan Population (2000): 6293 Housing Units (2000): 3349 Land area (2000): 6.553472 sq. miles (16.973415 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.553472 sq. miles (16.973415 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Ironwood, MI — U.S. city in Michigan Population (2000): 6293 Housing Units (2000): 3349 Land area (2000): 6.553472 sq. miles (16.973415 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.553472 sq. miles (16.973415 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • ironwood — [ī′ərnwood΄] n. 1. any of various trees, esp. hornbeam and hop hornbeam, with extremely hard, heavy wood 2. the wood of an ironwood …   English World dictionary

  • Ironwood — I ron*wood , n. (Bot.) A tree unusually hard, strong, or heavy wood. [1913 Webster] Note: 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ironwood — (spr. air nwudd), Stadt im nordamerikan. Staat Michigan, Grafschaft Gogebic, Mittelpunkt des Gogebic Range Eisendistrikts (Erzförderung 1902: 3,7 Mill. Ton.), mit (1900) 9705 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ironwood — (spr. eir nwudd), Stadt im nordamerik. Staate Michigan, (1900) 9705 E.; Eisendistrikt …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • ironwood — /uy euhrn wood /, n. 1. any of various trees yielding a hard, heavy wood, as the American hornbeam, Carpinus caroliniana, or Lyonothamnus floribundus, found on the islands off the coast of S California. 2. the wood of any of these trees. [1650… …   Universalium

  • ironwood — noun 1. handsome East Indian evergreen tree often planted as an ornamental for its fragrant white flowers that yield a perfume; source of very heavy hardwood used for railroad ties • Syn: ↑rose chestnut, ↑ironwood tree, ↑Mesua ferrea • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • ironwood — asiūklinė kazuarina statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kazuarininių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, pluoštinis augalas (Casuarina equisetifolia), paplitęs pietų Azijoje, Australijoje ir Okeanijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Casuarina equisetifolia… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • ironwood — Hornbeam Horn beam , n. [See {Beam}.] (Bot.) A tree of the genus {Carpinus} ({Carpinus Americana}), having a smooth gray bark and a ridged trunk, the wood being white and very hard. It is common along the banks of streams in the United States,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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