ironwood ironwood  /ˈaɪ ərn ˌwʊd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) 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
  2. (n) exceptionally tough or hard wood of any of a number of ironwood trees
  3. (n) a small slow-growing deciduous tree of northern Iran having a low domed shape
  4. (n) medium-sized hop hornbeam of eastern North America

Usage(s):

  1. A park officer at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona stands among discarded water bottles, canned food and clothing at the base of an ironwood tree.
  2. Later, at a nearby Sekapan longhouse, 35-year-old Stephen George proudly shows me an ironwood dugout that can fit 93 rowers.
  3. Nine ironwood spears protruded from the lifeless body of Luis Castellanos when it was found in March, near a jungle road.

News

  1. Church holds service at fair

    SOUTH BEND -- Granger Community Church is canceling all services the weekend of June 30 at all campuses and instead will have one service at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, 5117 Ironwood Road, South Bend. This is a special church service for the community. Attending this family-oriented church service will give attendees free admission to the fair for the rest of the day. Some ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: South Bend Tribune

  2. Local fire crews help out with wildfires across state lines

    The wildfires out west have kept the Ironwood Hot Shots busy. Brandon Emans just got back from the Black Forest Fire in Colorado, where he was helping for a week.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KOLD News 13 Tuscon

  3. IRWD Launches Constella in Europe

    Ironwood Pharmaceuticals announced that it has launched Constella in Europe
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "SunEdison is extremely proud to be part of this public-private partnership with the Ironwood State Prison and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to deploy clean renewable energy," said Thomas (Tom) Rainwater, CEO of...
    on May 28, 2008 By: Thomas Edison Source: Business Wire (press release)

  2. "I am proud to be here today to participate in the official opening of Ironwood Place, which will provide safe and supportive housing for seniors in Campbell River," said Dick Harris, Member of Parliament for Cariboo-Prince George, on behalf of...
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: Dick Harris Source: Canada NewsWire (press release)

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