European mountain ash

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of European mountain ash was in 1809

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“European mountain ash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/European%20mountain%20ash. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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