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(Science: botany) a tree unusually hard, strong, or heavy wood.

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.

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