ironwood

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EtymologyEdit

From iron (for its toughness) + wood

NounEdit

ironwood (countable and uncountable, plural ironwoods)

  1. (countable) Any of a number of tree species known for having a particularly solid wood.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of any ironwood tree.

HyponymsEdit

  • Acacia estrophiolata - southern ironwood
  • Androstachys johnsoniiLebombo ironwood
  • Carpinus carolinianaAmerican hornbeam
  • Casuarina equisetifoliacommon ironwood (Australia)
  • Chionanthus foveolatuspock ironwood (South Africa)
  • Choricarpia subargentea - giant ironwood
  • Copaifera spp. - diesel tree, kerosene tree, kupa'y, cabismo, copaúva
  • Erythrophleum chlorostachys - Cooktown ironwood (Australia)
  • Eusideroxylon zwageri - Borneo ironwood
  • Guaiacum officinalelignum vitae
  • Guaiacum sanctumholywood
  • Holodiscus discolor - creambrush
  • Hopea odorata - White thingan, Ceylon ironwood, Malabar ironwood
  • Krugiodendron ferreumblack ironwood
  • Lyonothamnus floribundusLyon tree
  • Lyonothamnus lyoniiCatalina ironwood
  • Mesua ferrearose chestnut, Ceylon ironwood
  • Nestegis apetala - coastal maire, broad-leaved maire, broad-leaved ironwood
  • Olea spp. – Various olive trees
  • Olneya tesotadesert ironwood
  • Ostrya virginianahop hornbeam
  • Parrotia persicaPersian ironwood
  • Tabebuia serratifoliayellow poui
Last modified on 2 November 2013, at 14:01