- white alert,
- white alkali,
- white ant,
- white area,
- white as a sheet,
- white aspen,
- white australia policy,
- white bacon,
- white bass,
- white bear
Origin of white ash
Origin of ash2
Examples from the Web for white ash
I had yesterday commenced hewing out a table for Holt's domicile, from a fine, solid block of white-ash.
It'd have been a tough job to warp her in so far, with a white-ash breeze.Jim Spurling, Fisherman|Albert Walter Tolman
The artist first secured a white-ash plank (A, Fig. 65), free from knots and blemishes of all kinds.Boat-Building and Boating|Daniel Carter Beard
The snug little nest was filled with eggs, and covered with leaves of the white-ash!
That little bird knew, if my readers do not, that contact with the white-ash is deadly to a snake.
Word Origin for ash
Word Origin for ash
n acronym for (in Britain)
"powdery remains of fire," Old English æsce "ash," from Proto-Germanic *askon (cf. Old Norse and Swedish aska, Old High German asca, German asche, Gothic azgo "ashes"), from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" (cf. Sanskrit asah "ashes, dust," Armenian azazem "I dry up," Greek azein "to dry up, parch," Latin ardus "parched, dry"). Spanish and Portuguese ascua "red-hot coal" are Germanic loan-words.
Symbol of grief or repentance; hence Ash Wednesday (c.1300), from custom introduced by Pope Gregory the Great of sprinkling ashes on the heads of penitents on the first day of Lent. Ashes meaning "mortal remains of a person" is late 13c., in reference to the ancient custom of cremation.
type of tree, Old English æsc "ash tree," also "spear made of ash wood," from Proto-Germanic *askaz, *askiz (cf. Old Norse askr, Old Saxon ask, Middle Dutch esce, German Esche), from PIE root *os- "ash tree" (cf. Armenian haci "ash tree," Albanian ah "beech," Greek oxya "beech," Latin ornus "wild mountain ash," Russian jasen, Lithuanian uosis "ash"). Ash was the preferred wood for spear-shafts, so Old English æsc sometimes meant "spear" (cf. æsc-here "company armed with spears").