- any of the various Australian eucalyptuses having a hard, solid bark.
Origin of ironbark
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Examples from the Web for ironbark
IRONBARK was the codename for just one source: Oleg Penkovsky.
Pressed, Carter replied that the agency had drawn on a number of sources, “including our IRONBARK sources.”
The level ground was lightly timbered with ironbark and box.Journals of Australian Explorations
A C and F T Gregory
Geophaps plumifera was very frequent on the Ironbark ridges.Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia
Then of a truth you will long for ironbark, or even homely oak.The Ancient Allan
H. Rider Haggard
I observed a few trees of the ironbark eucalyptus and pines or callitris on the highest grounds.
On these hills grew the varieties of eucalypti known in the colony, such as ironbark, bluegum, and stringybark.
- any of several Australian eucalyptus trees that have hard rough bark
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