red ash


Definition of red ash

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 : the wood of a red ash tree

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“Red ash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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