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ash gray

  1. pale gray resembling the color of ashes.
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Origin of ash gray

First recorded in 1790–1800
Also called ash color.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ash gray

Historical Examples

  • His hair is flaxen, falling into the ash-gray or darker; fine copious flowing hair, while he wore it natural.

    History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Volume IV. (of XXI.)

    Thomas Carlyle

  • An ash-gray powder, freely soluble in acids, forming the ordinary salts of nickel.

  • Trees or shrubs three to ten feet high, with ash-gray bark and branchlets occasionally spinescent.

  • It is thirty-five inches long; upper parts ash-brown and ash-gray; under parts white.

  • Soft steel and cast iron will have the appearance of an ash-gray tint; tempered steels will be black; and pudp.