Mesua ferrea
Ironwood I"ron*wood`, n. (Bot.) A tree unusually hard, strong, or heavy wood. [1913 Webster]

Note: In the United States, the hornbeam and the hop hornbeam are so called; also the {Olneya Tesota}, a small tree of Arizona; in the West Indies, the {Erythroxylon areolatum}, and several other unrelated trees; in China, the {Metrosideros vera}; in India, the {Mesua ferrea}, and two species of {Inga}; in Australia, the {Eucalyptus Sideroxylon}, and in many countries, species of {Sideroxylon} and {Diospyros}, and many other trees. [1913 Webster]


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  • Mesua ferrea — Ceylon ironwood Ceylon ironwood in Thelwatta, South East Sri Lanka. Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Mesua ferrea — tikrasis gelžmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kliuzijinių šeimos medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Mesua ferrea), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Mesua ferrea angl. gau gau; mesua šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Mesua ferrea — 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 • Syn: ↑rose chestnut, ↑ironwood, ↑ironwood tree • Hypernyms: ↑tree… …   Useful english dictionary

  • MESUA FERREA L. - МЕЗУА ЖЕЛЕЗНАЯ, ИНДИЙСКОЕ ЖЕЛЕЗНОЕ ДЕРЕВО — см. 642. Дерево. М. ferrea L. М. железная, Индийское железное дерево Sp. pl. (1753) 515. Burkill (1935) 1459. Wealth of India 6 (1962) 349, f. S у n. M. speciosa Choisy; M. pedunculata, M. coromandeliana, M. roxburghii Wight; M. salicina, M.… …   Справочник растений

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  • mesua — tikrasis gelžmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kliuzijinių šeimos medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Mesua ferrea), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Mesua ferrea angl. gau gau; mesua šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Mesua — noun genus of tropical Asiatic trees having large solitary flowers • Syn: ↑genus Mesua • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Guttiferae, ↑family Guttiferae, ↑Clusiaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mesua — (M. L.), Pflanzengattung, nach Mesue benannt, aus der Familie der Clusiaceae Callophylleae, Monadelphie, Polyandrie L.; Arten: M. ferrea, ostindischer Baum mit sehr festem Holz (Eisenbaum), wohlriechenden Blumen u. eßbaren, den Kastanien… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Mesŭa — L., Gattung der Guttiferen, Sträucher und Bäume mit lanzettlichen, lederartigen Blättern, achselständigen, einzelnen, ziemlich großen Blüten und fleischiger oder fast holziger, bis viersamiger Frucht. Drei Arten in Vorderindien, Hinterindien und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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