mountain ash


Definition of mountain ash

: any of various deciduous trees or shrubs (genus Sorbus) of the rose family with pinnate leaves and small usually white flowers in terminal corymbs and small red or orange-red berrylike fruits that are pomes — see american mountain ash, european mountain ash

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That disease may attack any member of the rose family, including hawthorns, mountain ash and spirea as well as apples, pears and of course roses. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Thinking of becoming a gardener? Here’s a primer for southern Idaho," 31 Jan. 2018

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1597, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of mountain ash

: a small tree that produces red berries

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