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NOUN (1)

1. any tree or shrub of the genus Inga having pinnate leaves and showy usually white flowers; cultivated as ornamentals;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ironwood \I"ron*wood`\, n. (Bot.) A tree unusually hard, strong, or heavy wood. [1913 Webster] Note: In the United States, the hornbeam and the hop hornbeam are so called; also the Olneya Tesota, a small tree of Arizona; in the West Indies, the Erythroxylon areolatum, and several other unrelated trees; in China, the Metrosideros vera; in India, the Mesua ferrea, and two species of Inga; in Australia, the Eucalyptus Sideroxylon, and in many countries, species of Sideroxylon and Diospyros, and many other trees. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inga n 1: any tree or shrub of the genus Inga having pinnate leaves and showy usually white flowers; cultivated as ornamentals