Definition of Ironwood tree

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Ironwood, Mesua Ferrea, Rose Chestnut
Group relationships: Genus Mesua, Mesua
Generic synonyms: Tree



2. Noun. A small slow-growing deciduous tree of northern Iran having a low domed shape.
Exact synonyms: Iron Tree, Iron-tree, Ironwood
Group relationships: Genus Parrotia, Parrotia
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree

3. Noun. Medium-sized hop hornbeam of eastern North America.
Exact synonyms: Eastern Hop Hornbeam, Ironwood, Ostrya Virginiana
Group relationships: Genus Ostrya, Ostrya
Generic synonyms: Hop Hornbeam

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ironwood Tree

ironshod
ironshot
ironside
ironsmith
ironsmithing
ironsmiths
ironstone
ironstones
ironware
ironwares
ironweed
ironweeds
ironwoman
ironwomen
ironwood
ironwood tree (current term)
ironwoods
ironwork
ironworker
ironworkers
ironworking
ironworks
ironwort
irony
irony mark
irony marks
iroquois
irori
irous
irradiance

Literary usage of Ironwood tree

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1. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"a cock, the male of the domestic fowl ; (c.) the ironwood tree ... Tahitian—toa, a warrior, a valiant man ; (6.) the ironwood tree ..."

2. History of Arizona by Thomas Edwin Farish (1918)
"They were married under an ironwood tree." The day after the wedding Mr. Crampton drove a six-horse Concord stage coach to Yuma with the bride and ..."

3. Outing (1893)
"On the lower branches of an ironwood tree I had some time before constructed a platform on which to sit in order that I might survey the whole field. ..."

4. Seneca Fiction, Legends, and Myths by Jeremiah Curtin, John Napoleon Brinton Hewitt (1918)
"Leaving them on the ground, she cut off her breasts and hung them on an ironwood tree. A couple of days later the father said to the elder boy, ..."

5. Jungle Sport in Ceylon from Elephant to Snipe by Marcus W. Millett (1914)
"When the fruit of the ironwood tree is ripening the natives are in great fear of the bear, as then it wanders more about during the day than at other times. ..."

6. The Indian Forester (1886)
"... hitherto, so far as I can ascertain, considered of no account. The ironwood tree, better known perhaps under its Burmese name of ..."

7. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"a cock, the male of the domestic fowl ; (c.) the ironwood tree ... Tahitian—toa, a warrior, a valiant man ; (6.) the ironwood tree ..."

8. History of Arizona by Thomas Edwin Farish (1918)
"They were married under an ironwood tree." The day after the wedding Mr. Crampton drove a six-horse Concord stage coach to Yuma with the bride and ..."

9. Outing (1893)
"On the lower branches of an ironwood tree I had some time before constructed a platform on which to sit in order that I might survey the whole field. ..."

10. Seneca Fiction, Legends, and Myths by Jeremiah Curtin, John Napoleon Brinton Hewitt (1918)
"Leaving them on the ground, she cut off her breasts and hung them on an ironwood tree. A couple of days later the father said to the elder boy, ..."

11. Jungle Sport in Ceylon from Elephant to Snipe by Marcus W. Millett (1914)
"When the fruit of the ironwood tree is ripening the natives are in great fear of the bear, as then it wanders more about during the day than at other times. ..."

12. The Indian Forester (1886)
"... hitherto, so far as I can ascertain, considered of no account. The ironwood tree, better known perhaps under its Burmese name of ..."

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