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ironwood:

see hornbeamhornbeam
or ironwood,
name in North America for two groups of trees of the family Betulaceae (birch family), native to the eastern half of the continent. Carpinus caroliniana, also called blue beech and water beech, has smooth gray bark.
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ironwood

[′ī·ərn ‚wu̇d]
(botany)
Any of a number of hardwood trees in the United States, including the American hornbeam, the buckwheat, and the eastern hophornbeam.

ironwood

1. any of various betulaceous trees, such as hornbeam, that have very hard wood
2. a Californian rosaceous tree, Lyonothamnus floribundus, with very hard wood
3. any of various other trees with hard wood, such as the mopani
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trachomatis biovar L-specific PCR showed positive results for 7 specimens obtained from women at the antiretroviral treatment (n = 5) and STI (n = 2) clinics in Pretoria, we did not detect LGV in any of the 52 specimens from women in Mopani District.
This implies that the nutritional value of mopane is generally higher than the grasses (Codron et al., 2007), which makes mopane leaves, twigs, seeds and pods to be highly accepted by browsers in the mopane woodland, especially during the dry season (Timberlake, 1995; Hooimeijer et al., 2005).Browse nutritional value of mopane therefore explain why most of the rangelands, game reserves, and national parks in the southern Africa's savannaare found in the mopani woodland.
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Lusaka, Rabi'II 10, 1433, Mar 3, 2012, SPA -- Environmental authorities in Zambia on Saturday ordered the immediate closure of a plant operated by the Mopani Copper Mine company following health complaints from local residents, dpa reported.
It consists of some small houses built traditionally with local materials, a structure of Mopani wood covered with a mixture of cowdung and sand.
Oxfam had accused First Quantum of threatening to forcibly evict workers at the Mopani copper mine in Zambia who were squatting on the site after being told they were to be sacked.