Meaning of ironwood

i•ron•wood

Pronunciation: (ī'urn-wood"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various trees yielding a hard, heavy wood, as the American hornbeam, Carpinus caroliniana, or Lyonothamnus floribundus, found on the islands off the coast of S California.
  2. the wood of any of these trees.
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