: a genus of trees, shrubs, and vines (family Myrtaceae) chiefly of the Pacific islands that have hard dense heavy wood and large flowers borne in 2-forked or 3-forked cymes see lehua, lignum vitae sense 3

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New Latin, from metr- + Greek sidēros iron

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“Metrosideros.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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