Ironwood meaning

īərn-wo͝od
Any of numerous trees, such as the hornbeam and the hop hornbeam, that have very hard wood.
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The wood of any of these trees.
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Any of various trees, esp. hornbeam and hop hornbeam, with extremely hard, heavy wood.
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The wood of an ironwood.
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(countable) Any of a number of tree species known for having a particularly solid wood.
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(uncountable) The wood of any ironwood tree.
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Origin of ironwood

  • From iron (for its toughness) + wood

    From Wiktionary