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.
Exceptionally tough or hard wood of any of a number of ironwood trees.
... bounds before her and wants to catch the moon, and so he will at last. 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