ironbark

noun

iron·​bark ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌbärk How to pronounce ironbark (audio)
: any of several Australian eucalypti having hard gray bark and heavy hard durable wood used especially in heavy construction
also : this wood

Examples of ironbark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grapevine, ironbark and fruit trees like peach and orange were going up in smoke. Pete Wells, New York Times, 13 June 2017 Red ironbark eucalyptus is on the list, but no palms. Roger Showley, latimes.com, 4 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ironbark was in 1799

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“Ironbark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ironbark. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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