Ironbark tree

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ironbark tree (Bot) The Australian Eucalyptus Sideroxylon, used largely by carpenters and shipbuilders; -- called also ironwood. Also applied to other Australian eucalyptuses with a hard, solid bark
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Usage

In literature:

The trees on the mountain side looked like bushes, and they were big ironbarks and messmates too.
"Robbery Under Arms" by Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
It was on an ironbark tree, around the base of which we soon were clamouring.
"On Our Selection" by Steele Rudd
The apple-tree, flooded-gum, silver-leaved ironbark, and the bastard-box grew on the flats and on the ridges.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
Ironbark, box, bloodwood, and Moreton-Bay ash formed the principal trees with which the country was openly timbered.
"Journals of Australian Explorations" by A C and F T Gregory
The trees growing here were casuarina, box, apple-gum, and ironbark.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
The country beyond the low range was more open for two miles; the only trees being ironbark.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
The adjacent forest consisted of large trees of ironbark, the first of that species of eucalyptus that we had seen for a considerable time.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
The ironbark-trees are the first I have seen on this expedition.
"Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria" by William Landsborough
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