ironbark

noun
iron·​bark | \ ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌbärk How to pronounce ironbark (audio) \

Definition of ironbark

: 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, "Sydney’s New Guard: Five Restaurants Leading the Way," 13 June 2017 Red ironbark eucalyptus is on the list, but no palms. Roger Showley, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Greening up Balboa Park: 500 trees to replace those felled by drought," 4 July 2017 Red ironbark eucalyptus is on the list, but no palms. Roger Showley, latimes.com, "Greening up Balboa Park: New trees will replace those lost to drought," 4 July 2017

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First Known Use of ironbark

1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Ironbark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ironbark. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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