Definition of ironwood
1 : any of numerous trees and shrubs (such as a hornbeam or hop hornbeam) with exceptionally tough or hard wood
2 : the wood of an ironwood
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IRONWOOD: Eagle — Jason Allen, No.6, 478 yards, pitching wedge.
Keeping company with the ironwood trees are mesquite, paloverde, creosote and saguaro.
By May, watch prickly pears sprout on the cacti and desert ironwood trees grow soft coatings of lavender flowers.
The new junk is made of Southeast Asian ironwood and teak and cost about $1.3 million to build.
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