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 The highly radioactive debris condensed and began raining down as white ash over 2,800 square miles of the Pacific Ocean a few hours later. Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2021 Closer to the fires, white ash from the Dixie Fire was falling in the Lake Tahoe Basin, SF Gate reported. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 8 Aug. 2021 There are areas that are nothing but white ash and some little spindle trees. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2021 Today, white mulberry, white ash and the invasive European buckthorn lead the pack. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, 30 Apr. 2021 Another million white ash trees, now numbering about 3 million, have been lost. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, 30 Apr. 2021 In 2010, white ash and green ash trees were among the most common in Chicago. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, 30 Apr. 2021 Other clips posted on social media showed homes and streets blanketed in grayish white ash. New York Times, 9 Apr. 2021 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, 13 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of white ash

1683, in the meaning defined above

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10 Nov 2021

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“White ash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20ash. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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