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Mountain ash   /mˈaʊntən æʃ/   Listen
Mountain ash

noun
1.
Any of various trees of the genus Sorbus.
2.
Tree having wood similar to the alpine ash; tallest tree in Australia and tallest hardwood in the world.  Synonym: Eucalyptus regnans.
3.
Low-growing ash of Texas.  Synonym: Fraxinus texensis.



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"Mountain ash" Quotes from Famous Books



... in Black Hawk was disappointing. Most of my old friends were dead or had moved away. Strange children, who meant nothing to me, were playing in the Harlings' big yard when I passed; the mountain ash had been cut down, and only a sprouting stump was left of the tall Lombardy poplar that used to guard the gate. I hurried on. The rest of the morning I spent with Anton Jelinek, under a shady cottonwood tree in the yard behind his saloon. While ...
— My Antonia • Willa Cather

... The arbour under the mountain ash is the Fairy Palace of the Quicken Tree, and on its walls is suspended the Horn of Foreknowledge, which if any one looks on it in the morning, fasting, he will know in a moment all things that are to happen during ...
— Penelope's Irish Experiences • Kate Douglas Wiggin



Words linked to "Mountain ash" :   Sorbus americana, eucalypt, service tree, ash tree, Sorbus, rowan, Sorbus aucuparia, ash, flowering tree, rowan tree, eucalyptus, eucalyptus tree, European mountain ash, genus Sorbus, angiospermous tree, sorb apple, Sorbus domestica, Sorbus sitchensis, sorb apple tree



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