Clay ironstone. See under Clay.Ironstone china, a hard white pottery, first made in England during the 18th century.

(I"ron*ware`) n. Articles made of iron, as household utensils, tools, and the like.

(I"ron*weed`) n. (Bot.) A tall weed with purplish flowers (Vernonia Noveboracensis). The name is also applied to other plants of the same genus.

(I"ron*wood`) n. (Bot.) 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.

(I"ron*work`) n. Anything made of iron; — a general name of such parts or pieces of a building, vessel, carriage, etc., as consist of iron.

Iron works
(I"ron works`). See under Iron, a.

(I"ron*wort`) n. (Bot.) An herb of the Mint family supposed to heal sword cuts; also, a species of Galeopsis.

(I"ron*y) a. [From Iron.]

1. Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles. [R.] Woodward.

2. Resembling iron in taste, hardness, or other physical property.

(I"ron*y) n. [L. ironia, Gr. dissimulation, fr. a dissembler in speech, fr. to speak; perh. akin to E. word: cf. F. ironie.]

1. Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.

2. A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts a mode of speech the meaning of which is contrary to the literal sense of the words.

(I"ron*mon`ger*y) n. Hardware; a general name for all articles made of iron. Gwilt.

(I"ron-sick`) a. (Naut.) Having the ironwork loose or corroded; — said of a ship when her bolts and nails are so eaten with rust that she has become leaky.

(I"ron-sid`ed) a. Having iron sides, or very firm sides.

(I"ron*sides") n. A cuirassier or cuirassiers; also, hardy veteran soldiers; — applied specifically to Cromwell's cavalry.

(I"ron*smith`) n.

1. A worker in iron; one who makes and repairs utensils of iron; a blacksmith.

2. (Zoöl.) An East Indian barbet inhabiting the Island of Hainan. The name alludes to its note, which resembles the sounds made by a smith.

(I"ron*stone`) n. A hard, earthy ore of iron.

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