Origin of ironwood
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Other names for the tree are algaroba, honey locust, honey pod, and ironwood.
It is known as ironwood, hop-hornbeam, leverwood, and hardhack.
It is also a Florida species and is known in some localities as ironwood.
The Ironwood of India cannot be worked, as its hardness blunts every tool.The Romance of Plant Life
G. F. Scott Elliot
I begged of him as I never begged of my own father, but he was hard as the ironwood tree.Romany of the Snows
- any of various betulaceous trees, such as hornbeam, that have very hard wood
- a Californian rosaceous tree, Lyonothamnus floribundus, with very hard wood
- any of various other trees with hard wood, such as the mopani
- the wood of any of these trees
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