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Ironwood   /ˈaɪərnwˌʊd/   Listen
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.  Synonyms: ironwood tree, Mesua ferrea, rose chestnut.
2.
Exceptionally tough or hard wood of any of a number of ironwood trees.
3.
A small slow-growing deciduous tree of northern Iran having a low domed shape.  Synonyms: iron-tree, iron tree, ironwood tree.
4.
Medium-sized hop hornbeam of eastern North America.  Synonyms: Eastern hop hornbeam, ironwood tree, Ostrya virginiana.



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"Ironwood" Quotes from Famous Books



... bounds before her and wants to catch the moon, and so he will at last.[20] Then asked Ganglere: Whose offspring are these wolves? Said Har; A hag dwells east of Midgard, in the forest called Jarnved (Ironwood), where reside the witches called Jarnvidjes. The old hag gives birth to many giant sons, and all in wolf's likeness. Thence come these two wolves. It is said that of this wolf-race one is the mightiest, ...
— The Younger Edda - Also called Snorre's Edda, or The Prose Edda • Snorre



Words linked to "Ironwood" :   genus Mesua, flowering tree, hop hornbeam, Parrotia, genus Ostrya, Mesua, Eastern hop hornbeam, tree, Ostrya, angiospermous tree, genus Parrotia, wood



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