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mountain ash

any of several small trees of the genus Sorbus, of the rose family, having flat-topped clusters of small, white flowers and bright-red to orange berries.
any of certain other trees, as several Australian species of eucalyptus.
Origin of mountain ash
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The mountain ash deserves a place on all lawns, large or small.

    Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford
  • mountain ash (Pyrus americana) is closely related to the crabs.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • One mountain ash had lost its footing and fallen into the lake.

    The Secret Cache E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • What meant the giving of the crucifix, of the garlic, of the wild rose, of the mountain ash?

    Dracula Bram Stoker
  • By the by, let no lover of woodland ever speak of a mountain ash when he means a rowan.

    Trees. A Woodland Notebook Herbert Maxwell
  • Witchen or quicken, old English names of the rowan or mountain ash.

  • The current carried them down the stream, but nowhere could he see the mountain ash.

  • Brandy is made from the fir, as well as from the berries of mountain ash.

    Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn
  • There must have been something about the mountain ash tree that he craved.

    The Woodpeckers Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
  • There are several species--the white, red, black and mountain ash.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge Ella Rodman Church
British Dictionary definitions for mountain ash

mountain ash

any of various trees of the rosaceous genus Sorbus, such as S aucuparia (European mountain ash or rowan), having clusters of small white flowers and bright red berries
any of several Australian eucalyptus trees, such as Eucalyptus regnans
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