Ironwood

/ˈʌɪənwʊd/

Origin

First recorded in 1650–60; iron + wood1 (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Ironwood

Ironwood

noun

  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.
  3. any of various betulaceous trees, such as hornbeam, that have very hard wood
  4. a Californian rosaceous tree, Lyonothamnus floribundus, with very hard wood
  5. any of various other trees with hard wood, such as the mopani
  6. the wood of any of these trees

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Ironwood

noun

  1. Any of a number of trees that produce very hard timber.

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Ironwood

noun

  1. : any of numerous trees and shrubs (such as a hornbeam or hop hornbeam) with exceptionally tough or hard wood
  2. : the wood of an ironwood

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Example sentences for Ironwood

  1. Other names for the tree are algaroba, honey locust, honey pod, and ironwood.
  2. Well, it was a very good place, for no one would ever dream that jewels were hidden up there in the ironwood.
  3. For its choice it has the pick of American timber, the ironwood of our national forests of humanity.
  4. Some women were pounding paddy (a preparation of rice) for the evening meal in mortars of ironwood.
  5. They went down the road to a mossy place where the ironwood trees leaned out over a stream.

Nearby words

ironstone , ironton , ironware , ironweed , ironwoman , ironwork , ironworker , ironworks , irony , iroquoian

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