palohierro

noun
pa·​lo·​hier·​ro | \ ˌpalōˈye(ˌ)rō, ˌpäl-\
variants: or palo de hierro \ -​(ˌ)lōdāˈy-​, -​ōt͟hā-​ \
plural -s

Definition of palohierro

: any of several tropical or western American trees or shrubs with very hard strong tough wood especially : desert ironwood

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History and Etymology for palohierro

Mexican Spanish, literally, iron tree

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