from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the genus Metrosideros of myrtaceous trees and shrubs, including the ironwood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the natural order Myrtaceæ and the tribe Septospermeæ, type of the subtribe Metrosidereæ.
Magnificent specimens of the myrtacea, among others, the metrosideros speciosa, fifteen feet high, with long drooping branches, adorned with red flowers.
Wild turkeys abound on this part of the Morumbidgee, but with the exception of a few terns, which are found hovering over the lagoons, no new birds had as yet been procured; and the only plant that enriched our collection, was an unknown metrosideros.
Kayu pindis or kapini (species of metrosideros), is named also kayu besi, or iron-wood, on account of its extraordinary hardness, which turns the edge of common tools.