Definition of red ironwood in English:

red ironwood

noun

  • 1US any of several trees of (or formerly included in) the genus Reynosia (family Rhamnaceae), native to tropical America.

  • 2Any of several trees of the genus Lophira (family Ochnaceae), native to central and western Africa.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Sprague Sargent (1841–1927).