white ironwood

noun

Definition of white ironwood

  1. 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

  2. 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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