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Definition 1: a small slow-growing deciduous tree of northern Iran having a low domed shape - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for ironwood in the sense of this definition

(ironwood is a kind of ...) any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary

(... is a member of ironwood) one species: iron tree

Definition 2: medium-sized hop hornbeam of eastern North America - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for ironwood in the sense of this definition

(ironwood is a kind of ...) any of several trees resembling hornbeams with fruiting clusters resembling hops

(... is a member of ironwood) deciduous monoecious trees of Europe and Asia and America; sometimes placed in subfamily or family Carpinaceae

Definition 3: handsome East Indian evergreen tree often planted as an ornamental for its fragrant white flowers that yield a perfume; source of very heavy hardwood used for railroad ties - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for ironwood in the sense of this definition

(ironwood is a kind of ...) a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

(... is a member of ironwood) genus of tropical Asiatic trees having large solitary flowers

Definition 4: exceptionally tough or hard wood of any of a number of ironwood trees - [noun denoting plant]

(ironwood is a kind of ...) the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

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