Definition of white ironwood
1a : a timber tree (Hypelate trifoliata) of the family Sapindaceae that occurs in Florida and the West Indies and has edible berries b : the hard wood of this tree that is used in shipbuilding and for wheel spokes, tool handles, and similar items and that resembles mahogany —called also Madeira wood
2a : a southern African timber tree (Toddalia lanceolata) of the family Rutaceae b : the dark tough elastic hard wood of this tree
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