mountain ash


mountain ash


: a small tree that produces red berries

Full Definition of MOUNTAIN ASH

:  any of various trees or shrubs (genus Sorbus) of the rose family with pinnate leaves and red or orange-red fruits

First Known Use of MOUNTAIN ASH


mountain ash

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Sorbus, in the rose family, native to the Northern Hemisphere. They are widely cultivated as ornamentals for their white flower clusters and bright-orange fruits. Most noteworthy are the handsome American mountain ash, or dogberry (S. americana), and European mountain ash (S. aucuparia), also called rowan, or quickbeam. The European species grows to 60 ft (18 m), twice as high as the American species.


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