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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