1. Bot. A genus of trees of the Olive family, having opposite pinnate leaves, many of the species furnishing valuable timber, as the European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and the white ash (Fraxinus Americana).
Prickly ash (Zanthoxylum Americanum) and Poison ash (Rhus venenata) are shrubs of different families, somewhat resembling the true ashes in their foliage.
Mountain ash. See Roman tree, and under Mountain.
2. The tough, elastic wood of the ash tree.
Note: Ash is used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound term; as, ash bud, ash wood, ash tree, etc.
Ash, n., sing. of Ashes.
Note: ☞ Ash is rarely used in the singular except in connection with chemical or geological products; as, soda ash, coal which yields a red ash, etc., or as a qualifying or combining word; as, ash bin, ash heap, ash hole, ash pan, ash pit, ash-grey, ash-colored, pearlash, potash.
Bone ash, burnt powered; bone earth.
Volcanic ash. See under Ashes.
Ash, v. t. To strew or sprinkle with ashes.
n 1: the residue that remains when something is burned
2: any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber
trees of the genus Fraxinus [syn: ash tree]
3: strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for
furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as
v : convert into ashes
(Heb. o'ren, "tremulous"), mentioned only Isa. 44:14 (R.V., "fir
tree"). It is rendered "pine tree" both in the LXX. and Vulgate
versions. There is a tree called by the Arabs _aran_, found
still in the valleys of Arabia Petraea, whose leaf resembles
that of the mountain ash. This may be the tree meant. Our ash
tree is not known in Syria.