Definition of ironbark in English:

ironbark

noun

  • An Australian eucalyptus tree with thick, solid bark and hard, dense, durable timber.

    Genus Eucalyptus, family Myrtaceae: several species, including the grey ironbark (E. paniculata)

    • ‘All sites were similar floristically, being dry, open woodland dominated by red ironbark, a winter-flowering species.’
    • ‘I drive up the Parade and daily I am made happy by the row of mighty ironbarks on its median strip.’
    • ‘Winter flowering of red ironbark across central Victoria was much depressed, so that the abundant nectar resource that many nectarivorous species normally rely on was greatly reduced.’
    • ‘The piles were tarred ironbark and the beams were kauri with iron brackets to brace them.’
    • ‘Most people know about the famous Mediterranean herbs such as basil and oregano, but Peter's passion is to introduce people to Australian herbs such as lemon ironbark and bolwarra.’

Pronunciation

ironbark

/ˈʌɪənbɑːk/