red ash


Definition of red ash

  1. 1a :  an American ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) with densely velvety tomentose branchlets and petioles and lower leaf surfaces pubescent —called also downy ash — see green ash b :  an Australian tree (Alphitonia excelsa) of the family Rhamnaceae with hard wood c :  an Australian tree (Orites excelsa) of the family Proteaceae

  2. 2 :  the wood of a red ash tree

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