Met`ro*si*de"ros\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? heart of a tree + ? iron.] (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.
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