European mountain ash

noun

Definition of European mountain ash

: a mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia) of Eurasia that typically reaches a height of 20 to 40 feet (6.1 to 12.2 meters) and has showy clusters of small white flowers and bright orange to red berrylike fruits that are technically pomes

Note: The European mountain ash is often grown as an ornamental tree and has become naturalized in parts of North America.

called also mountain ash, rowan

— compare american mountain ash

First Known Use of European mountain ash

1809, in the meaning defined above

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“European mountain ash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/European%20mountain%20ash. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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