American mountain ash

noun

: 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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  • leaves and fruit

Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of American mountain ash was in 1822

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“American mountain ash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20mountain%20ash. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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