American mountain ash

noun

Definition of American mountain ash

: a mountain ash (Sorbus americana) of the eastern U.S. and Canada that is typically 15 to 30 feet (4.6 to 9.1 meters) tall and has showy clusters of small white flowers and bright orange-red berrylike fruits that are technically pomes called also mountain ash, rowan; compare european mountain ash

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First Known Use of american mountain ash

1822

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