Definition of ironwood in English:

ironwood

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪənwʊd
 
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noun

  • Any of a number of trees that produce very hard timber, in particular:
    • a southern African tree of the olive family (Olea laurifolia, family Oleaceae).a North American tree related to the hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana, family Betulaceae).
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    • Sugar maples commonly share the forest with ironwood, beech, basswood, white ash, black cherry, yellow birch, white pine, and red oak.
    • Later we tour his plantation, through virgin forest of soaring ironwood and banyan trees and rustly arcades of cardamom leaves, with clusters of young green pods at the base.
    • The three dominant tree species of the forest canopy are sugar maple, ironwood, and white ash.

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