white ironwood

noun

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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