Meaning of ASH in English


Pronunciation: ' ash

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English asshe, from Old English æsc; akin to Old High German ask ash, Latin ornus mountain ash

Date: before 12th century

1 : any of a genus ( Fraxinus ) of trees of the olive family with pinnate leaves, thin furrowed bark, and gray branchlets

2 : the tough elastic wood of an ash

3 [Old English æsc, name of the corresponding runic letter] : the ligature æ used in Old English and some phonetic alphabets to represent a low front vowel \ a \

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