from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants of the natural order Myrtaceæ and the tribe Septospermeæ, type of the subtribe Metrosidereæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A myrtaceous genus of trees or shrubs, found in Australia and the South Sea Islands, and having very hard wood. Metrosideros vera is the true ironwood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany Any of the genus Metrosideros of myrtaceous trees and shrubs, including the ironwood.


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From the genus name.


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