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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ironbark  tree  \I"ron*bark`  tree`\  (Bot.) 
  The  Australian  {Eucalyptus  Sideroxylon},  used  largely  by 
  carpenters  and  shipbuilders;  --  called  also  {ironwood}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ironwood  \I"ron*wood`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  tree  unusually  hard,  strong,  or  heavy  wood. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Titi  \Ti"ti\,  n.  [Orig.  uncert.] 
  1.  A  tree  of  the  southern  United  States  ({Cliftonia 
  monophylla})  having  glossy  leaves  and  racemes  of  fragrant 
  white  flowers  succeeded  by  one-seeded  drupes;  --  called 
  also  {black  titi},  {buckwheat  tree},  and  {ironwood}. 
 
  2.  Any  related  tree  of  the  genus  {Cyrilla},  often  disting.  as 
  {white  titi}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hornbeam  \Horn"beam`\,  n.  [See  {Beam}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  tree  of  the  genus  {Carpinus}  ({C.  Americana}),  having  a 
  smooth  gray  bark  and  a  ridged  trunk,  the  wood  being  white  and 
  very  hard.  It  is  common  along  the  banks  of  streams  in  the 
  United  States,  and  is  also  called  {ironwood}.  The  English 
  hornbeam  is  {C.  Betulus}.  The  American  is  called  also  {blue 
  beech}  and  {water  beech}. 
 
  {Hop  hornbeam}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Hop}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ironwood 
  n  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  [syn:  {rose  chestnut},  {ironwood  tree},  {Mesua 
  ferrea}] 
  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  [syn:  {irontree},  {ironwood  tree}] 
  4:  medium-sized  hop  hornbeam  of  eastern  North  America  [syn:  {Eastern 
  hop  hornbeam},  {ironwood  tree},  {Ostrya  virginiana}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Ironwood,  MI  (city,  FIPS  41060) 
  Location:  46.45446  N,  90.15256  W 
  Population  (1990):  6849  (3410  housing  units) 
  Area:  15.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  49938 




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