- an ancient Semitic goddess, sometimes identified with Ashtoreth and Astarte, worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites.
- any of various upright wooden objects serving as a sacred symbol of Asherah.
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Word Origin and History for asherah
1863, wooden pillar used as symbol of Canaanite goddess Ashera, of unknown origin.
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