white ash


Definition of white ash

: a North American ash (Fraxinus americana) having compound leaves with a pale green or silvery-white underside also : its hard brownish wood

Examples of white ash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An ancient volcano, Mount Veeder is full of tufa, white ash that contributes intensity and concentration to the wines; the soils are sparse and nutrients elusive. SFChronicle.com, "Four wineries for amazing views, Cabernet on Mount Veeder," 13 Oct. 2020 After the fire Ayers-Flood grabs a rag to wipe the layer of white ash that has settled on a small table nearby. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, "Trying to restart life from a roadside motel after the wildfires burn out," 29 Sep. 2020 Most of the vegetation is charred black with a layer of white ash on top. Gustavo Solis, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Lawson Valley residents saved their homes from the Valley fire," 9 Sep. 2020 The interior was finished with seven native wood species, including red oak, butternut and white ash. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "This Geodesic dome home in the woods of Brainerd is packed with green technology," 28 Aug. 2020 In the native green and white ash tree, the galloping pace of destruction by the emerald ash borer seems to be leading to nothing short of extinction. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "‘This is going to be a bad one’: A new pest is causing quarantines in Va. and Pa.," 26 June 2019 Here, the walls are painted yellow to complement the stained, white ash floors — a combination that glows in any light. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Sausalito contractor takes his floating home ‘by storm’ to build his dream," 31 Aug. 2019 After watching Louisville outfielder Pete Browning break his bat, a boy made him a new one of white ash. Frank Fitzpatrick, Philly.com, "Ashes of an industry: A Pennsylvania tradition is dying, one baseball bat at a time," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of white ash

1683, in the meaning defined above

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28 Oct 2020

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“White ash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20ash. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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