Diospyros
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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  • Diospyros — noun a genus of trees or shrubs that have beautiful and valuable wood • Syn: ↑genus Diospyros • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Ebenaceae, ↑family Ebenaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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